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Samuel R. Wheeler

Assistant Engineer of the Strange CargoTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
The Strange Cargo

Samuel R. Wheeler served as a sergeant in the 393 Bombardment Squadron. He was the assistant engineer regularly assigned to the B-29 Strange Cargo.

Crew A-4. Wheeler is kneeling in the bottom row, third from the left. Photo courtesy of Leon D. Smith and Richard H. Campbell.

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