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Here are five negatives showing General Charles Sweeney visiting Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas. Sweeney was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was the pilot who flew Bockscar, which carried the Fat Man atomic bomb to Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. After leaving active duty at the end of World War II, he later became an officer in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Col. Sweeney was named commander of the 102nd Air Defense Wing and shortly after, on April 6, was promoted to Brigadier General. By the end of his career he reached the rank of Major General.

Date: Between 1956 and 1960

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Item Number: 313631
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.8 FAFB *117-121
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313631

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