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Carleton Clark McEachern

Tail Gunner on Laggin' DragonTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
McEachern Yearbook photo

Carleton Clark McEachern was a sergeant in the 509th Composite Group. He was regularly assigned to the B-29 Laggin’ Dragon as the tail gunner.

Captain Edward M. Costello. (Airplane Commander)

Top row, l to r-- Captain Edward M. Costello, 2nd Lt. Harry B. Davis, 2nd Lt. Robert J. Petrolli, 2nd Lt. Thomas H. Brumagin, 2nd Lt. John L. Downey.

Middle row, l to r-- Cpl. James R. Bryant, M/Sgt. Carleton A. [sic] McEachern, Sgt. Maurice J. Clark, Sgt. David Purdon.

Bottom row, l to r-- Pfc. James W. McGlennon, Sgt. Robert E. Holse, S/Sgt. Robert J. Dowling, Pfc. Fred D. Butler, Cpl. Robert R. Garn, Pfc. Charles W. Rich, M/Sgt. John C. Hansen.

Carlton Clark McEachern's headstone in Arlington Cemetery

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