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Leon Cooper

Bombardier on the Next ObjectiveTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
Next Objective

Leon Cooper served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the bombardier regularly assigned to the B-29 Next Objective.

Crew A-3, Leon is in the top row, far left. Photo courtesy of Richard H. Campbell and the Janet Chapman Pence Collection from the Air Force Museum.

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