This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
This collection includes a large map, 55 by 29 1/2 inches, detailing the route taken by the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay after its return from Hiroshima, from Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein. Entitled "US Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart, (S-144) Oahu-Saipan," with a printing date of 1944, the map bears penciled navigational notations by Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk. Also included is a 1945 edition of The American Air Almanac; a Second Air Force B-29 Standard Procedures for Navigators manual, dated April 10, 1945; and a Wonder Bread promotional Aircraft Spotter Dial volvelle (wheel chart).
Collection Item Long Description:
- World War, 1939-1945
- Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay," NASM
- Atomic bomb
- Aeronautics, Military
Restrictions & Rights
- 20th century
- Collection descriptions
- Technical manuals