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Barton B. Crespin

Ground Crew on Necessary EvilTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
The Necessary Evil

Barton B. Crespin served as a private first class in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was a member of the ground crew regularly assigned to the B-29 Necessary Evil.

C-14 Crew on Tinian. Barton is sitting in the bottom row, fourth from the left. Photo courtesy of Richard H. Campbell and the Janet Chapman Pence Collection from the Air Force Museum.

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