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Charles W. Sweeney served as a major in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was regularly assigned to the Great Artiste as the aircraft commander and participated in the mission to bomb Hiroshima as co-pilot of the Great Artiste. Days later, he was the aircraft commander on strike plane Bockscar during the Nagasaki Mission.

Major Charles Sweeney on Tinian

Major Charles Sweeney and Bockscar

Major Charles Sweeney receiving a decoration after the mission

Major Charles Sweeney on Tinian

Major Charles Sweeney

Major Charles Sweeney on Tinian

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