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.