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William E. Egger

Ground Crew on Necessary EvilTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
The Necessary Evil

William E. Egger served as a sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was a member of the ground crew regularly assigned to the B-29 Necessary Evil.

C-14 Crew on Tinian. Egger is sitting in the bottom row, sixth from the left. Photo courtesy of Richard H. Campbell and the Janet Chapman Pence Collection from the Air Force Museum.

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