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Ernest Balasick, granduncle of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Molinelli, a 35th Maintenance Group maintenance operations center senior controller, was a crew member on the "Tinny Anne" (pictured). This B-29 Superfortress operated out of Tinian Island in the western Pacific before crashing in Japan in 1945. In 2017, Molinelli visited the crash site to pay his respects. (Courtesy Photo)
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