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Guy Longshore served in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a command gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific theater during World War II. During his time in service, Longshore took photographs on the ground and from the air using his personal Argus camera. Shortly after the surrender of Japan, Longshore took an aerial view showing the bombing damage to Tokyo, Japan from the bombardier's seat of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress using U. S. Army camera equipment.

Identifier

NASM.2010.0025

Processing Information

Arranged and described in 2010 by Jessamyn Lloyd. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.

Creator

Longshore, Guy.

Date

1945, 2010

Provenance

Guy Longshore, Gift, 2010, NASM.2010.0025.

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

Guy Longshore served in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a command gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific theater during World War II. This collection consists of photographic material made from images taken by Guy Longshore during World War II, as well as a news clipping about the collection and a small pamphlet written by Longshore that includes a story about his service in World War II.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Color slides

Photographic prints

Pamphlets

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographic material made from images taken by Guy Longshore during World War II. Four of the images are printed as color slides and nine are black and white prints of various sizes, one of which is laminated. There are also copy prints of almost every image and one image is seen only as a copy print. There is some caption information for most of the images. The images in the collection include an aerial view of bombing damage to Tokyo taken shortly after Japan's surrender; views of Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and North American P-51 Mustangs on the ground and in flight; a view of the Base Operations building at Isley Field (the sign on the building has the base's name misspelled); and a view of Mount Fuji taken from a Boeing B-29 Superfortress in which the wing of the aircraft is partially visible. Four of the images of Boeing B-29 Superfortresses in flight are in color. In addition to the photographic material, this collection contains a news clipping about the collection and a small pamphlet written by Longshore that includes a story about his service in World War II.

Genre/Form

Color slides

Photographic prints

Pamphlets

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

Topics Aeronautics, Military
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
North American P-51 Mustang Family
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean

Citation

Guy Longshore World War II Photography Collection, NASM.2010.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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