Sergeant Ralph Curry was a Radio Operator assigned to the Bockscar’s original crew. He was a member of the 393rd Bombardment Squadron, a segment of the 509th Composite Group. Before the Nagasaki mission, a mechanical complication forced Major Sweeney and the crew of the Great Artiste to comandeer the Bockscar to carry Fat Man. During the Nagasaki mission, Curry flew as a Radio Operator on the Great Artiste, which acted as an observation ship, along with the rest of the original Bockscar crew.
Ralph D. Curry
Radio Operator on the Great ArtisteNagasaki Mission
Elsie (Blumer) McMillan lived at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Her husband, Edwin McMillan, was a physicist who worked on implosion at Los Alamos.