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:
- Aeronautics, Military
- Air pilots
- World War, 1939-1945