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The 1950 World-Herald captioned this photo with: "The Nebraska Cornhusker" will do more than live up to its name when its one thousand pounds of steel and explosives are dropped on a North Korean target from an Air Force B-29 Superfort. B-29 combat crew members from Nebraska adding their initials to the bomb are, left to right: 1st Lt. Robert M. Smith, 26, a pilot from McCook; Major Chester Turbak, 34, a radar operator from Edgar; and Cpl. William Hughes, 20, a gunner from Auburn. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The 1950 World-Herald captioned this photo with: “The Nebraska Cornhusker” will do more than live up to its name when its one thousand pounds of steel and explosives are dropped on a North Korean target from an Air Force B-29 Superfort. B-29 combat crew members from Nebraska adding their initials to the bomb are, left to right: 1st Lt. Robert M. Smith, 26, a pilot from McCook; Major Chester Turbak, 34, a radar operator from Edgar; and Cpl. William Hughes, 20, a gunner from Auburn. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

“The Nebraska Cornhusker” will do more than live up to its name when its one thousand pounds of steel and explosives are dropped on a North Korean target from an Air Force B-29 Superfort. B-29 combat crew members from Nebraska adding their initials to the bomb are, left to right: 1st Lt. Robert M. Smith, 26, a pilot from McCook; Major Chester Turbak, 34, a radar operator from Edgar; and Cpl. William Hughes, 20, a gunner from Auburn.
9/4/1950

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