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Walter A. Spradlin

Tail Gunner in the Strange CargoTinian Island

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

Walter A. Spradlin served as a staff sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the tail gunner regularly assigned to the B-29 Strange Cargo.

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

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