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Victor McKee "Mack" Newsom

Victor McKee "Mack" Newsom was a member of the 509th Composite Group and served as a sergeant in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He worked as an airplane mechanic and B-29 engine specialist on Tinian and at Wendover Airfield, and was also deployed to Cuba. He was a member of the ground crew of the B-29 Silverplate plane Next Objective.

Newsom was deployed to Tinian with Captain, Ralph N. Devore, in crew A-3, aboard 44-27299, later named “Next Objective.” Air Transport Command Operational Order No. 147 named “Next Objective,” on June 12, 1945. 

Victor McKee "Mack" Newsom's Timeline

  • 1922 Mar 21st Born in Texas.
  • 1943 to 1945 Worked as an airplane mechanic and engine specialist at Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho, Fairmont, Nebraska; Wendover, Utah; and Cuba.
  • 1943 Jan 1st Joined the U.S. Army.

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