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The 509th Composite Group was created to plan and execute the deployment of the first atomic bomb. Gen. Paul Tibbets headed up that
group and flew a B-29 named The Enola Gay in August 1945 and completed the mission that many feel brought a quick end to World War II.
||Limited time only, with the minimum purchase of $75.00US from the collectible section, we will Include this beautiful handsigned 8 x 10 autographed photo of "Top Secret" on Tinian signed by Jack Widowsky, Navigator, both atomic missions, quantities are limited. While supplies last.
The 509th Remembered!
If there ever was a book that is a must for everyone interested in the history of the 509th Composite Group, this is it! Here is the complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during WWII as told through the personal reminiscences and photos of the 509th veterans themselves. - Click here!
For a limited time only our book autographed by Dutch will also be autographed by Jack Widowsky a Veteran of both Atomic Missions.
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Why did the Enola Gay’s tail markings change?
This web site contains historical information from that period along with a large selection of rarely seen images of the men, documents and aircraft involved. We hope you will also visit the Message Forum to join in discussions about the Enola Gay, The Manhattan Project, 509th Composite Group and more.
Thank you to the National Rifle Association for presenting us with a Certificate of Appreciation Award four years in a row at their annual meeting for our display of 509th memorabilia.
Visit Our Enola Gay and 509th Composite Group Collectibles
section for a selection of rare and unique historical items
that are not available anywhere else - more
509th Veterans & families - Outstanding Unit Award
Los Alamos-Life on the Hill by Larry Johnston
Paul Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel
Dropping The Atomic Bomb - By Richard Russell
For autographed copies of Dutch's book "My True Course" please go to the collectible page to order.
The Message Forum is a great place to discuss the Enola Gay, and historical perspectives surrounding these world changing events -
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Here is the complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during WWII