509th Composite Group Images [Levy]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0033
Creators:
Levy, Charles
Dates:
[ca. 1940s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 524 b&w copy negatives and four color transparencies documenting Levy and the 509th Composite Group. The images cover the following: personnel at work and play; aircraft -- mostly B-29s; base buildings at Tinian; and native populations. Copy prints were also made of the 509th newspaper, Daily Mission, and the route maps which were used for practice and actual bombing missions. There are also four oversized prints of the bombing sites.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Levy (509th Composite Group) was the bombardier for Bocks Car, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Charles Levy, gift, 1994, 1994-0033, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atomic bomb Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kneival Rocket Car (Truax X-2 Sky-Cycle) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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