Nuclear Museum Logo
Nuclear Museum Logo

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

William E. Wright

Navigator of Big StinkTinian Island

Wendover, UT
509th Composite GroupManhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
The Big Stink

William E. Wright served as a captain in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the regularly assigned navigator for the Big Stink, and he and his crew were later reassigned to Luke the Spook.

A-5 Crew. Wright is kneeling in the bottom row, second from the left. Photo courtesy of the 509th Pictorial Album and Richard H. Campbell.

Related Profiles

Leo DeWitt

Hanford, WA

Roy C. Nicklaus

Tinian Island

Roy C. Nicklaus served in the 1st Ordnance Squadron.

C. G. Plomasen

Y-12 Plant

C. G. Plomasen worked for the Tennessee Eastman Corporation at the Y-12 Plant.

Melvin F. Leonard

Los Alamos, NM