307th Bombardment Group Visits The Bradbury

James Nesmith, Chair of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Veterans Group, left, speaks with an individual Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum who served in a bomb squadron known as the Long Rangers during World War II. Members of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Association, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving the history of the 370th, 371st, 372nd and 424th bomb squadrons were at the Bradbury Friday as well. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Members of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy Association, Inc., look at exhibits during their Friday tour of the Bradbury Science Museum. The group is dedicated to preserving the history of the Long Rangers, which defended the entire Pacific Theater during World War II, flying missions that sometimes never made it home. The long flights from bases in such places as Los Negros, Guadalcanal, Morotai and Espiritu Santo took them to bombing sites throughout the Southwest Pacific. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
A member of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy Association, Inc.) listens to Los Alamos history at an exhibit Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Milt Potee of Arkansas participated in Friday’s visit to the Bradbury Science Museum, He said going to the museum gave him a lot of knowledge about Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Jack Palmer, a member of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Association, Inc., checks out an exhibit Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. This is not the first time the southern California resident visited Los Alamos. Palmer said he first came to town in February 1951. He recalled how he made the trip up in the Main Hill Road in the dark and awoke the next morning to three feet of snow on his car and a flat tire. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
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