Sergeant William Barney was a Radar Operator assigned to the Bockscar’s original crew. He was a member of the 393rd Bombardment Squadron, a segment of the 509th Composite Group. Before the Nagasaki mission, a mechanical complication forced Major Sweeney and the crew of the Great Artiste to comandeer the Bockscar to carry Fat Man. During the Nagasaki mission, Barney flew as the Radar Operator on the Great Artiste, which acted as an observation ship, along with the rest of the original Bockscar crew.
William C. Barney
Radar Operator on The Great ArtisteNagasaki Mission
LaVeryne Fesset was a stenographer at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.
Joyce M. Hopkins
Joyce M. Hopkins was a research assistant in the Health Division of the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.