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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Great Bend AAF Norden Bombsight Storage Vaults

Picture of property 9047 N 6th St
Great Bend (Barton County)
Listed in National Register Oct 5, 2015

Architect: US Army Corps of Engineers
Category: military facility
Thematic Nomination: World War II-Era Aviation-Related Resources of Kansas

The Great Bend Army Air Field Norden Bombsight Storage Vaults, built in 1943, are utilitarian concrete structures designed by the Army Corps of Engineers for the storage and issue of the Norden Bombsights during World War II. These vaults were constructed as part of a national defense strategy that placed air fields in south central and southwest Kansas. The structures are nominated as part of the World War II-Era Aviation-Related Facilities of Kansas multiple property nomination.

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