Roderick E. Legg served as a sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was regularly assigned to the B-29 Top Secret. He participated in the mission to bomb Hiroshima as the tail gunner of the Big Stink, which was the backup strike plane on Iwo Jima. He flew as the tail gunner of the Laggin’ Dragon, the weather reconnaissance plane, during the mission to Nagasaki.
Roderick E. Legg
Tail Gunner on Laggin' DragonNagasaki Mission
Hiroshima MissionWendover, UT
509th Composite GroupHiroshima MissionManhattan Project VeteranMilitary VeteranNagasaki Mission
Dr. Muriel Cuykendall was a physician at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. She was married to engineering physicist Trevor Cuykendall, who also worked on the project at Los Alamos.