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 500,368 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Sweeney is the 661st most popular military personnel (down from 609th in 2019), the 2,008th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,890th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Charles Sweeney ranks 661 out of 1,468Before him are Iphicrates, Nikolai Ogarkov, Jules Brunet, Helmuth von Pannwitz, Takeo Kurita, and Hermocrates. After him are Bardas Skleros, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Lei Feng, Yoshijirō Umezu, Adrian Carton de Wiart, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este.

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Among people born in 1919, Charles Sweeney ranks 71Before him are Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Kiichi Miyazawa, Peter Abrahams, Wolfgang Wagner, Liberace, and Maurice Herzog. After him are François Périer, Merce Cunningham, Licio Gelli, Joe Weider, George Wallace, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Among people deceased in 2004, Charles Sweeney ranks 64Before him are Jean Rouch, Lennart Bernadotte, Harold Shipman, Nikolai Chernykh, Nino Manfredi, and Marika Rökk. After him are Philippe de Broca, Mercedes McCambridge, Thanom Kittikachorn, Brian Clough, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, and John Charles.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Sweeney ranks 2,008 out of 18,182Before him are George Lakoff (1941), John Landis (1950), Peter Criss (1945), Jim Henson (1936), Jack Welch (1935), and Irving Penn (1917). After him are Jim Parsons (1973), Megan Fox (1986), King Vidor (1894), Jamie Foxx (1967), Ben Carson (1951), and Lewis Mumford (1895).


Among military personnels born in United States, Charles Sweeney ranks 28Before him are Benedict Arnold (1741), Creighton Abrams (1914), Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (1915), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Chris Kyle (1974), and Mark W. Clark (1896). After him are P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Abner Doubleday (1819), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Paul Revere (1735), and Doc Holliday (1851).