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Bobby J. Chapman

Bombardier on Big StinkTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
North Airfield at Tinian Island.

Bobby J. Chapman served as a captain in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the regularly assigned bombardier for the Big Stink, and he and his crew were later reassigned to Luke the Spook.

A-5 Crew. Chapman is kneeling in the bottom row, fourth from the left. Photo courtesy of the 509th Pictorial Album and Richard H. Campbell.

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