James R. Corliss served as a technical sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was regularly assigned to work as a flight engineer on the Up An’ Atom but did not fly in that plane during the August 1945 bombing missions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Corliss flew in the Necessary Evil during the Hiroshima mission and the Enola Gay during the Nagasaki mission.
James R. Corliss
Flight Engineer on Necessary EvilHiroshima Mission
Nagasaki MissionTinian IslandWendover, UT
509th Composite GroupHiroshima MissionManhattan Project VeteranMilitary VeteranNagasaki Mission
Augustus B. Kinzel
Augustus “Gus” Kinzel was an American metallurgical engineer. He graduated at age eighteen from Columbia College, and earned a PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Nancy in France.