National Air and Space Museum Archives

Tinian Color Slides

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0014
Creators:
Staley, George E.
Dates:
1945
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
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. 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.

Scope and Contents
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
.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Author
Patricia Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
George E. Staley, Gift, 1996, NASM.1996.0014
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 1996. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2022.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Tinian Color Slides, NASM.1996.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airplanes, Military -- Decoration Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Motors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Staley, George E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibbets, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bendix Aviation Corp Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tinian Island Airbase Corporate 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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