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Charles Levy (509th Composite Group) was the bombardier for Bocks Car, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Identifier

NASM.1994.0033

Creator

Levy, Charles

Date

[ca. 1940s]

Provenance

Charles Levy, gift, 1994, 1994-0033, NASM

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Color transparencies

Black-and-white negatives

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 524 b&w copy negatives and four color transparencies documenting Levy and the 509th Composite Group. The images cover the following: personnel at work and play; aircraft -- mostly B-29s; base buildings at Tinian; and native populations. Copy prints were also made of the 509th newspaper, Daily Mission, and the route maps which were used for practice and actual bombing missions. There are also four oversized prints of the bombing sites.

Genre/Form

Color transparencies

Black-and-white negatives

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

Levy, Charles

Topics World War, 1939-1945
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Atomic bomb
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Kneival Rocket Car (Truax X-2 Sky-Cycle)

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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