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Enola Gay Circle R Insignia

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-11-28T21:03:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Restoration of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-06T21:42:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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The Enola Gay

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lesson Plans
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-09-04T20:30:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
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Nose Art Color Slides [Schirmer]

Creator:
Schirmer, Frank  Search this
Names:
Schirmer, Frank  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Notes
Place:
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.)
Date:
1946-1947
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of 107 color slides taken by Col. Schirmer at Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona, circa 1946-1947. The collection also includes a copy of lecture notes for a slide presentation given by Col. Schirmer in 1981 entitled, "4105th Army Air Force Base Unit (Aircraft Storage) Davis-Monthan Field Arizona 1946-1947 and a Glimpse into the Past of MASDC and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base." (MASDC, the U. S. Air Force's Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, is now known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, or AMARC.) Many of the slides referenced in the lecture notes do not appear in this collection. The color slides depict predominantly B-29 aircraft of the 58th Bomb Wing (58BW) and its component units (40BG, 444BG, 462BG, and 468BG), but several B-29s of the 73BW, 313BW, and 314BW are also seen. Also included are 19 slides of C-47 aircraft, and a group of about a dozen slides that detail the cocooning process. Most photographs are close-up views which show aircraft nose art, nicknames, unit insignia, mission marks, and victory marks. A few historic aircraft are also pictured: the Boeing B-29 "The Great Artiste", the record-setting Boeing YB-29J "PacusanDreamBoat", the Boeing XB-19, and the Consolidated C-87 used during WWII by Wendell Wilkie. There is one slide that shows Lt. Col. Schirmer.
Biographical / Historical:
At the end of World War II, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (then Davis-Monthan Field) outside of Tucson, Arizona, was selected by the U. S. Army Air Forces as a storage site for hundreds of decommissioned aircraft, particularly excess Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and Douglas C-47 Skytrains. The C-47s began to arrive at the field in January 1946, and in September 1946, Lt. Colonel R. Frank Schirmer took command of the newly formed 4105th AAFBU (Acft. Stg.) [Army Air Forces Base Unit (Aircraft Storage)]. By 1947 a large number of B-29s had arrived at the field, and the 4105th began a preservation project to cocoon (or "mothball") a group of 479 B-29s. The cocooning process consisted of covering the aircraft with four layers of heavy sprayed-on plastic in four colors: yellow, red, black, and silver-the final coat was of heat-reflecting aluminum.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Tom Britton, gift, 1999, 2000-0021, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Collection and preservation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Notes
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0021

"The Men who Brought the Dawn" Source Material Collection

Creator:
Greenwich Workshop, inc.  Search this
Names:
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic Feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transcripts
Interviews
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following source material, generated for the film "The Men who Brought the Dawn:" fifty-one 16 mm reels; seventy-one Betacam-SP cassettes; fifty-one VHS cassettes; three D2 digital tapes; twenty-four ¼ inch reel to reel tapes; four cassettes; and five DATs.
Biographical / Historical:
"The Men who Brought the Dawn: The Atomic Missions of Enola Gay and Bock's Car" is a documentary film produced in 1995 by Greenwich Workshop, Inc. The 64 minute film includes archival footage, along with personal interviews of the crew of Bock's Car and the Enola Gay, including their reflections on their participation in the historic events of 1945. This film was shown in the National Air and Space Museum's Enola Gay Exhibit.
Provenance:
Greenwich Workshop, Inc., Gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
Naval Aircraft Factory F-5L (PN-5), NASM  Search this
Kneival Rocket Car (Truax X-2 Sky-Cycle)  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transcripts
Interviews
Citation:
"The Men who Brought the Dawn" Source Material Collection, 2004-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0010

509th Composite Group Material [Korff]

Creator:
Korff, Frederick Francis "Bud,", 1926-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.38 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.38 cubic feet of material relating to Frederick Francis "Bud" Korff's service with the 509th Composite Group. There is a folder of correspondence between Korff and various friends and relatives, most frequently letters from Korff to his mother. The collection also contains news clippings; "The Atomic Blast" newsletters, dated June-July 1946, issued by the 509th Composite Group from Kwajalein Island; several issues of the Kwajalein newspaper "The Hourglass"; yearbooks for various units under Task Group 1.5 (formed from the 58th Bombardment Wing, part of Joint Army/Navy Task Force One, which conducted the Bikini Atoll tests) including Headquarters, The Air Photo Unit (1.52), Air Instrumentation and Test Requirement Unit (1.53), and the Air Transport Unit (1.54); blank stationery with letterhead art work for the 58th Bomb Wing Crossroads Project and with two different designs for the Operation Crossroads Atomic Tests; Kwajalein Island orientation materials; and a copy of Korff's discharge certificate. Other items of interest include a postal cover flown aboard Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Dave's Dream" in the first atomic test of Operation Crossroads, and a short snorter in various sizes designed for Joint Army/Navy Task Force One/Operation Crossroads. The largest copy of the short snorter measures 13 by 6 inches and is signed by various members of the group.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Francis "Bud" Korff (1926-2016) served as an airplane and engine mechanic with the 509th Composite Group, first at Roswell Army Airfield, New Mexico and later as part of Operation Crossroads, an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted in the summer of 1946 at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Korff was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Air Forces in November 1946.
Provenance:
Eric F. Witzke, Gift, 2017
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
Operation Crossroads, 1946  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
509th Composite Group Material [Korff], Acc. 2017-0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0019
Online Media:

The Atomic Bomb [Knudsen]

Extent:
0.53 Cubic feet (20 by 24 by 1 inch flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Summary:
This collection consists of an 18 inch by 21 inch spiral book, entitled, The Atomic Bomb, which was created by the United States Army Air Forces in 1945 to commemorate the success of the atomic bombs and the end of World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an 18 inch by 21 inch spiral book, entitled, The Atomic Bomb, which was created by the United States Army Air Forces in 1945 to commemorate the success of the atomic bombs and the end of World War II. This 17 page publication includes text, maps, and strike photography of the two atomic bomb sites, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 1945. This copy was given to Captain Roy F. Knudsen.
Arrangement:
No arrangement as collection is just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate, "Enola Gay" dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. On August 9, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate, "Bockscar" dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
Captain Roy F. Knudsen (1918 - 2011), graduated from the 10th Class of the Aviation Cadet Detachment at Scott Field, Illinois in August, 1942. Initially assigned to the 1st Mapping Group at Bolling Field, Washington, DC, Knudsen was later rassigned to the 2nd Photo Charting Squadron at Felts Field, WA. In August, 1944, Knudson was assigned to the 1st Photo Charting Group while later in October of that year he was assigned to the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, both located at Buckley Field, CO. In April, 1945, he was sent to Smoky Hill Army Air Field in Salina, KS, for training on communications equipment installation for B-29 aircraft. He was then deployed to the Pacific Theater, based on Guam where his squadron was responsible for the aerial reconnaissance leading up to and following the atomic bomb attacks in August of 1945 and the end of the war. He left active duty upon his arrival home in February 1946.
Provenance:
Gary Knudsen, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0029
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Bocks Car"  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay"  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Citation:
The Atomic Bomb [Knudsen], NASM.2020.0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0029

Lockheed XP-80 "Lulu Belle"

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
Metal, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 1026.2 × 307.3cm, 2012.6kg, 11.303m (33 ft. 8 in. × 10 ft. 1 in., 4437lb., 37 ft. 1 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600296000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv974c37014-7915-445e-b56b-7146fc4b8074
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600296000

North American P-51D-30-NA Mustang

Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Metal, plastic, fabric
Dimensions:
Other (see description): 13 ft. 4 in. × 32 ft. 3 in. × 37 ft. 2 in., 3702.7kg (406.4 × 983 × 1132.8cm, 8163lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600300000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv977ffb908-40ba-47f7-a478-a6ca6d1c04a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600300000

Boeing SB-29 Superfortress

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family (Model 345)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Series 2: Color Transparencies / Aircraft: Groups of Aircraft to Convair XFY-1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1233

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family (Model 345)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection / Series 1: Black and White Negatives / Aircraft: Bensen B-7M to Cessna 195
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref621

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family

Collection Creator:
Groenhoff, Hans  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Physical access to film originals (negatives, transparencies, and slides) requires notice a minimum of two business days in advance of visit to allow for retrieval of materials from cold storage.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection, Acc. XXXX.0359, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection / Series 1: 1962 Acquisition / Subseries 3: Color Sheet Film (HGC) / HGC Medium-Format Film / HGC Medium-Format Film, HGC-0140 to HGC-0297
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0359-ref1375

HGA Sheet Film, HGA-103600 to HGA-104099

Collection Creator:
Groenhoff, Hans  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Scope and Contents:
Unindexed subjects in this box include Douglas A-20C Havoc, Consolidated B-24 Liberator Family, North American B-25 Mitchell Family (including North American B-25G Mitchell "Laurine"), Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder Family (including Martin B-26C Marauder "Plenty Peedoff"), Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, Vought F4U-1 Corsair, Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator, and Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher aircraft; some envelopes are annotated "Groenhoff - Colliers."
Collection Restrictions:
Physical access to film originals (negatives, transparencies, and slides) requires notice a minimum of two business days in advance of visit to allow for retrieval of materials from cold storage.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection, Acc. XXXX.0359, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection
Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection / Series 1: 1962 Acquisition / Subseries 1: Black and White Sheet Film (HGA) / HGA Film Section
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0359-ref1685

Boeing B-29 Superfortress series

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 13, Folder 36-37
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
documents / photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series A: Aircraft / A.1: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref673

William Jones World War II Scrapbook

Creator:
Jones, William  Search this
Extent:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Nagasaki (Japan)
Date:
bulk 1943 - 1946
Summary:
This collection consists of William Jones' World War II scrapbook.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of William Jones' World War II scrapbook. The scrapbook measures 10.125 by 12.5 by 4.25 inches and contains 215 pages plus inserted pockets holding additional documents and photos. The scrapbook includes maps; patches and images of insignia; Jones' military records; news clippings; foreign currency; drawings; a technical drawing of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress; fabric from a Japanese aircraft; a typewritten narrative by Jones of his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps; a piece of paper autographed by Harry S. Truman; an Office of Civilian Personnel Recreational Guide to the Tokyo area; vectographs and two pairs of viewing glasses; information on Jones' donations to other museums; and numerous photographs, many of which were taken by Jones. Subjects of the photographs include daily life in the U.S. Army Air Corps; portraits of various military personnel; scenes in various parts of the Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; views of bombing damage in Japan; prints from gun camera film of Japanese aircraft being shot down; and aerial views of Itazuke Airfield and Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the atomic bombing took place. The aerial photos of Nagasaki are signed by Fred J. Olivi (co-pilot of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate Bocks Car) and the aerial photographs of Hiroshima are signed by Paul Warfield Tibbets, Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, and Thomas Wilson Ferebee (pilot, navigator, and bombardier respectively of the Boeing B-29, Silverplate Enola Gay). Aircraft depicted in the photographs include the North American P-51 Mustang; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Douglas C-54 Skymaster; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; Stinson (Aircraft) L-5 Sentinel; Noorduyn Norseman; Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero Fighter) Zeke; and Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Moonlight) Irving (Night Fighter Model 11). The collection also includes the publication, How to Make Polaroid Vectographs, published by the Polaroid Corporation in November 1943, as well as four CDs containing high resolution scans of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki aerial views and scans of other pages in the scrapbook.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, single item.
Biographical / Historical:
William Jones was an aerial photographer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During the occupation of Japan, Jones photographed the atomic bomb damage of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki at low altitude. After his discharge he continued in his photography career, owning and operating a studio, Jones Photos, in Columbia City, Indiana, for over 43 years.
Provenance:
William Jones, Gift, 2006, NASM.2006.0067
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
Atomic bomb  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
William Jones World War II Scrapbook, NASM.2006.0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0067
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William Jones World War II Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0067
Online Media:

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Jones, William  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1943 - 1946
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
William Jones World War II Scrapbook, NASM.2006.0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Jones World War II Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0067-ref506
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World War II China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater Manuscript [La Vove]

Creator:
La Vove, Arthur., 1909-1993  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
China
India
Date:
bulk 1930-1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an original draft manuscript for "Hump Drivers" written by Arthur La Vove around 1946. The story is structured as a series of vignettes and recalls La Vove's experiences in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. A print made from an original drawing by La Vove introduces many of the chapters. There are sixteen illustrations total. The text portion of the manuscript is comprised of an introduction and thirty five separate vignettes, which range in length from two up to eleven pages. The entire length runs to 148 pages (including illustrations). The majority of the pages are typewritten originals with handwritten notations (paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches) but some pages appear to be photocopies or printed scans of originals. Aircraft mentioned or depicted in the manuscript include the Consolidated B-24 Liberator; Curtiss C-46 Commando; Douglas C-47 Skytrain; Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express; North American P-51 Mustang; Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; and the Douglas C-54 Skymaster. Also included in the collection are photocopies of some of La Vove's military records, as well as copies of four photographs of La Vove taken in the 1930s and 1940s.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur La Vove (1909-1993) was a writer, pilot, airline employee, and U.S. Army Air Force veteran who flew over the Himalayas in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater during World War II. La Vove served as a pilot with the California Air National Guard before being commissioned in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. La Vove was assigned to the Air Transport Command, India-China Division, China Wing where he had assignments as a Priorities and Traffic Officer, an Operations Officer, and a Public Relations Officer. La Vove retired from the U.S. Army Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1946. In addition to his military experience, La Vove was a pilot and later worked in public relations for various airlines including Century Airlines, United Air Lines, and Pan American Airways (Pan Am). La Vove also worked a writer and assistant editor for the Los Angeles Times, and wrote for radio and television shows like "Helen King, Lady Courageous" and "Citizen Soldier."
Provenance:
Timothy La Vove, Gift, 2015
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
World War II China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater Manuscript [La Vove], Accession 2015-0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0037

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 234, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref266

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 234, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 3: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref268

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay Photograph [Giordano]

Creator:
Giordano, Albert  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Summary:
This collection consists of one brown-toned photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay taken in 1945 by Albert Giordano on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one brown-toned photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay taken in 1945 by Albert Giordano on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. The photograph measures 3 by 4 inches.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan.

Albert Giordano served aboard the USS Arkab (AK-130) during World War II. Giordano took a photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay in 1945 on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.
Provenance:
Dr. Albert Giordano, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0001
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay"  Search this
Citation:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay Photograph [Giordano], NASM.2019.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0001
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