Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage. Identifier

NASM.1994.0030

Creator

Eidnes, Kenneth L.

Date

1945

Provenance

Kenneth L. Eidnes, gift, 1994, 1994-0030, NASM

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Color slides

Scope and Contents

This collection consists color slides and correspondence. The 34 color slides relate to the 509th Composite Group on Tinian during World War II. The images feature the following: the Enola Gay, Enola Gay crew members, noseart, and aerials of Tinian Island and Siapan taken from the Enola Gay. The correspondence is between the donor, then T/Sgt Kenneth L. Eidnes and Marna Anderson. The correspondence consists of 22 letters written by Eidnes to Anderson between August and November 1945. The letters include information regarding his stay at Tinian and his journey back to the United States after the war. On 15 October 1999 the donor gave a First Day Cover of a 1998 509th commemorative envelope, mailed from Tinian.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Color slides

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group

Eidnes, Kenneth L.

Topics World War, 1939-1945
Aeronautics, Military
Atomic bomb
Aeronautics
Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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