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Lee E. Caylor

Assistant Engineer on Big StinkTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
The Big Stink

Lee E. Caylor served as a corporal in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the regularly assigned assistant engineer for the Big Stink, and he and his crew were later reassigned to Luke the Spook.

A-5 Crew. Caylor is standing in the top row, second from left. Photo courtesy of the 509th Pictorial Album and Richard H. Campbell.

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