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William J. Cotter

Radar Operator on the Strange CargoTinian Island

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

William J. Cotter served as a staff sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was the radar operator regularly assigned to the B-29 Strange Cargo.

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

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