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New Plans, New Chairman For B-29 Museum Project

Source: Pratt Tribune , Jan. 26, 2009

By: Gale Rose

Pratt, Kan. - Memorabilia from the 29th Bomb Group will be a centerpiece for the proposed B-29 museum at the parachute shop at the former Pratt Army Air Field. The parachute shop will soon be listed on the state and national record of historic places.

Video Interviews On PVM TV

Local Videos about the Memorial Complex and Veteran Interview Videos are now available on our website.

General Assembly Minutes - Nov. 13



NOVEMBER 13, 2008 @ 5:30 P.M.


Museum Project

The Bombers On The Prairie Museum will tell the complete story about one of the important battles in WW II, The Battle Of Kansas! The story is about the development of the B-29 Superfortress and the training of its combat crews in western Kansas.

Fallen Soldier Project

Efforts to raise money for a bronze sculpture for the B-29 All Veterans Memorial Complex continue and donations are still needed.

Hangar Demolition

Source: The Pratt Tribune , by Gale Rose, Aug. 15, 2008
Pratt, Kan. -
The cost of demolition for a World War II airport hanger and a shop were set Thursday afternoon.

Search For Ordinance

By Gale Rose

The Pratt Tribune
Pratt, Kan. -

Inspectors from the Army Corps of Engineers are coming to Pratt to search for unexploded ordinance from World War II.

Pratt Airport Renovation

From: Pratt Tribune , January 11, 2008
By: Gale Rose
Funding for the $3 million Pratt Industrial Airport taxiway renovation is now available, sort of.
President Bush has finally signed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that fully funds several entities including the Federal Aviation Administration. But at this time no authorization to spend those funds has been given, said Reid Bell, Pratt Industrial Airport manager.

Pilot Gets Recognition

By Clara Kilbourn, ckilbourn@hutchnews.com
in The Hutchinson News Nov. 13, 2007
Rod Dyerly never met Jack G. Shriver.
Nor will he.
The closest their lives touched was on Sept. 23, 1943, when Shriver's B-26 lost an engine during a training run as it was preparing to land at the Pratt Air Force Base.

Memorial B-29 Museum Restart

Article published in The Pratt Tribune on 09/27/2007:
By Gale Rose reporter@pratttribune.com
Efforts to raise money for a new bronze sculpture and new museum for the B-29 All Veterans Memorial complex are in motion again and donations are needed. The Memorial is located at the Pratt Industrial Airport.