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Thomas A. Bunting

Assistant Flight Engineer on Big StinkNagasaki Mission

Tinian IslandWendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary VeteranNagasaki Mission
The Big Stink

Thomas A. Bunting served as a sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was regularly assigned to the Necessary Evil as an assistant engineer and scanner, but flew in the Big Stink in the Nagasaki Mission.

C-14 Crew on Tinian. Bunting is kneeling in the middle row, second to the left. Photo courtesy of Richard H. Campbell and the Janet Chapman Pence Collection from the Air Force Museum.

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