Charles Sweeney

1919 - 2004

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Charles W. Sweeney (December 27, 1919 – July 16, 2004) was an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and the pilot who flew Bockscar carrying the Fat Man atomic bomb to the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Sweeney has received more than 437,517 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Sweeney is the 609th most popular military personnel (down from 524th in 2019), the 1,891st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,605th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Charles Sweeney ranks 609 out of 1,466Before him are Takijirō Ōnishi, Sergey Akhromeyev, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, Ernst Barkmann, Georges Guynemer, and Nikolay Gumilyov. After him are Lei Feng, Julius von Payer, Oda Nobuhide, Rüdiger von der Goltz, Sergey Gorshkov, and Ashraf Marwan.

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Among people born in 1919, Charles Sweeney ranks 65Before him are Mieczysław Weinberg, Mohamed Boudiaf, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Licio Gelli, Maurice Herzog, and Ernst Barkmann. After him are Wolfgang Wagner, Mad Mike Hoare, William Lipscomb, René Barrientos, Mario Bunge, and Donald J. Cram. Among people deceased in 2004, Charles Sweeney ranks 61Before him are Herbert C. Brown, Richard Avedon, Elmer Bernstein, Johnny Ramone, Marika Rökk, and Edward B. Lewis. After him are Nino Manfredi, Jerry Orbach, Jean Rouch, Takeshi Kamo, Lennart Bernadotte, and Marco Pantani.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Sweeney ranks 1,891 out of 15,968Before him are Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), DeForest Kelley (1920), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), and Robert Silverberg (1935). After him are George Clinton (1739), Robby Krieger (1946), Edward James Olmos (1947), John Edward Williams (1922), Katy Perry (1984), and John Turturro (1957).


Among military personnels born in United States, Charles Sweeney ranks 27Before him are Benedict Arnold (1741), Stonewall Jackson (1824), Chris Kyle (1974), James Bowie (1796), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), and Paul Revere (1735). After him are Mark W. Clark (1896), Abner Doubleday (1819), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Charlie Wilson (1933), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886).