B-29 42-65336 Assid Test II 462nd BG Tinian Lost 6/45
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B-29 42-65336 Assid Test II 462nd BG Tinian Lost 6/45 B-29 42-65336 was June 5, 1945, with 6 crew killed and 6 captured (all later died of disease, injury, or execution).From a grouping of photos found in an album that belonged to Corporal Samuel L. Tattersall (13133823), who was with the 20th Air Force (unknown subunit) based on Tinian during late World War II.
The photos are of various sizes, but most (including this one) are borderless, and fall within an approximate range of 3.25 to 3.5 inches x 4.25 to 4.5 inches.Tinian Island had several airfields, and was the launching point for the atomic bomb raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended the war. Corporal Tattersall joined the Air Corps in October 1942, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He took flight training and additional technical training. His assignments included 25th C.T.D., at Marietta, Ohio; 577 Technical School Squadron, at Miami Beach, Florida; and Class 44F, 65th F.T.D. (Flying Training Detachment ), at Decatur, Alabama. He did not become a pilot, and his uniform indicates he was a corporal and armament specialist at war's end. I am not sure which, if any of the listed photos were taken by Tatersall, himself. All of the photos were processed by a base photography unit and printed on standard, non-commercially-marked paper. Guaranteed to be an original period ... read more