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Ralph N. Devore

Commander on the Next ObjectiveTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
North Airfield at Tinian Island.

Ralph N. Devore served as a captain in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the airplane commander regularly assigned to the B-29 Next Objective.

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

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