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Rear Admiral William Sterling Parsons, USN

Portrait of a two star admiral
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by Charles Bittinger; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 16H X 12W
Accession #: 95-129-G
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Rear Admiral Parsons, who had been the weapon's officer aboard the Enola Gay, was one of the few Navy men with expertise in the new atomic weapons. He served as Deputy Task Force Commander for the Technical Direction of Crossroads.

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