Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Lt. Col. John Porter, ground maintenance officer, poses with flight crew of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" (s/n 44-86292, A19500100000), 509th Composite Group (509CG); all in front of left side of nose, probably before the mission to bomb Hiroshima, August 7, 1945; Tinian, Mariana Islands. Left to right, standing: Porter; Capt. Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator; Major Thomas W. Ferebee, bombardier; Col. Paul W. Tibbets, 509CG CO and pilot; Capt. Robert A. Lewis, co-pilot; and Lt. Jacob Beser, radar countermeasure officer. Left to right, front row: Sgt. Joseph S. Stiborik, radar operator; S/Sgt George R. Caron, tail gunner; Pfc. Richard H. Nelson, radio operator; Sgt. Robert H. Shumard, assistant engineer; and S/Sgt. Wyatt E. Duzenbury, flight engineer.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Explorers
  • Bombardiers
  • World War, 1939-1945

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

United States Army Air Forces

Date

Circa 8/7/1945

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-USAF-59475AC