509th Composite Group Color Slides and Correspondence [Eidnes]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0030
Creators:
Eidnes, Kenneth L.
Dates:
1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic Feet
(2 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists color slides and correspondence. The 34 color slides relate to the 509th Composite Group on Tinian during World War II. The images feature the following: the Enola Gay, Enola Gay crew members, noseart, and aerials of Tinian Island and Siapan taken from the Enola Gay. The correspondence is between the donor, then T/Sgt Kenneth L. Eidnes and Marna Anderson. The correspondence consists of 22 letters written by Eidnes to Anderson between August and November 1945. The letters include information regarding his stay at Tinian and his journey back to the United States after the war. On 15 October 1999 the donor gave a First Day Cover of a 1998 509th commemorative envelope, mailed from Tinian.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Kenneth L. Eidnes, gift, 1994, 1994-0030, NASM

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eidnes, Kenneth L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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