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Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0018
Dates:
bulk 1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes a large map, 55 by 29 1/2 inches, detailing the route taken by the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay after its return from Hiroshima, from Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein. Entitled "US Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart, (S-144) Oahu-Saipan," with a printing date of 1944, the map bears penciled navigational notations by Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk. Also included is a 1945 edition of The American Air Almanac; a Second Air Force B-29 Standard Procedures for Navigators manual, dated April 10, 1945; and a Wonder Bread promotional Aircraft Spotter Dial volvelle (wheel chart).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk served as navigator on the atomic mission of the Boeing B-29 Enola Gay over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mike Ward, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Captain Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Route Map, Tinian to Hawaii via Kwajalein , Accession number 2005-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naval Aircraft Factory F-5L (PN-5), NASM Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atomic bomb Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technical manuals -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Kirk, Theodore J. "Dutch" Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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