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Tinian Color Slides

Creator:
Staley, George E.  Search this
Names:
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group  Search this
Staley, George E.  Search this
Tibbets, Paul  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the 22 color slides taken by Staley during his stay in Tinian. The images are of Tinian and units stationed there, including aircraft of the 509th Composite Group, the 6th Bomb Group, and the 504th Bomb Group. A few slides show 'Enola Gay' and her crew (with Colonel Paul Tibbets), and scenes of men celebrating the 'Enola Gay's' successful flight. Several slides show B-29 nose art and nicknames: 'Full House', 'The B.A. Bird', 'Doc's Deadly Dose', 'Cox's Army', 'The Ernie Pyle', 'The Herd of Bald Goats', 'The Spirit of Sammy', 'Snugglebunny', 'Earthquake McGoon', and 'Flak Alley'.
Biographical / Historical:
During World War II, George E. Staley worked for Bendix as a technical representative for their fuel injection system which was used in Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. In 1945 Staley was sent to Tinian for seven months, during which time the 'Enola Gay' made her historic flight.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George E. Staley, Gift, 1996, 1996-0014, 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:
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0014
Online Media:

Tinian Photograph Album

Creator:
Neely, Marvin Y.  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Navy. Construction Battalions  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1944-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a oversized scrapbook with a wooden cover which contains photographs of the construction of the bases on Tinian. The following Tinian construction sites/projects are covered: general aerial and ground images of Tinian; the waterfront; tank farms; water supply; army camps; bomb dumps; airfields; road construction; and hospitals. There are also an additional thirty-five loose prints on the following subjects: Tinian airfields; aerial photographs (not of Tinian); invasion of the Marianas, including Japanese aircraft and pilots; and Boeing B-29s and nose art on Tinian.
Biographical / Historical:
Comdr. Marvin Y. Neeley was an engineer with the Seabees during World War II. Neely belonged to the Brigade 6, Twenty-Ninth Naval Construction Regiment, and he was involved with the construction of the bases on Tinian.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mark H. Neely, gift, 1995, 1995-0049, unknown
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 -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0049

Tinian Island, Marianas, Photograph Collection

Creator:
Ryan, John  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. 77th Air Service Group. 534th Air Engineering Squadron  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((3 fplders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 54 b&w photographs of Tinian, Marianas, including images of the Boeing B-29 Enola Gay, aerial views of the Island, aircraft, hangers and many shots of the Engine Service Group mounting or tearing down engines; 93 b&w snapshots of nose art; and articles and booklets on Tinian, the Marianas, and Boeing B-29s.
Biographical / Historical:
Sgt. John Ryan was stationed on Tinian, Marianas during 1945. Ryan was with the 534 Air Engineering Squadron, 77th Air Service Group.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Ryan, Gift, 1993, 1993-0037, 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:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0037
Online Media:

Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg]

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Names:
Tinian Island Airbase  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 504 black and white photographs, mostly taken on Tinian Island during World War II. The photographs are snapshots or small reproductions of official Army Air Corps photography taken by 20th Air Force photographers. The photos show daily activities on Tinian, including shots of base facilities, interactions with local people, a military funeral, aircraft nose art, and Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. There are also shots taken in Guam, New Guinea, India, and aerial photography of Japan. There is also a small amount of captured Japanese photography
Biographical / Historical:
Tinian Island, part of the Mariana Island chain, fell to the Japanese after World War I. It was captured by the United States on June 15, 1944. From December 1944 until the end of World War II, the island was an air base for Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. It was the loading point for atomic weapons onto the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Silverplate "Enola Gay." Private Gordon Lowenberg served in the photo lab of the 20th Air Force.
Provenance:
Miriam Lowenberg-Black, Gift, 2012
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:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg], Accession 2013-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0012
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0012

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