National Air and Space Museum Archives

509th Composite Group Photography

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0026
Creators:
Downey, John L.
Dates:
[ca. 1945]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of thirty-four copy prints concerning the 509th Composite Group, 393rd Bomb Squadron, personnel and aircraft during their service at Tinian, 1945. The following crew members are featured: Robert Petrolli; John Downey; Thomas Brumagin; Harry Davis; Edward Costello; Paul Tibbets; Myron Farya; Stanley G. Steinke; John Canton; and Norman Ray. There are also images of Tinian Island, especially the North Field, and of Boeing B-29s - including nose art shots.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John L. Downey was a bombardier aboard the Boeing B-29 "Laggin' Dragon" bomber. Lt. Downey was assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group, which was stationed at Wendover Field, Utah, for training and North Field, Tinian Island, in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John L. Downey, gift, 2000-0026, NASM

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

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Keywords
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tibbets, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 509th Composite Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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