Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg]

Collection ID:
United States. Army. Air Corps
bulk 1945
Physical Description:
0.29 Cubic feet
(1 box)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 504 black and white photographs, mostly taken on Tinian Island during World War II. The photographs are snapshots or small reproductions of official Army Air Corps photography taken by 20th Air Force photographers. The photos show daily activities on Tinian, including shots of base facilities, interactions with local people, a military funeral, aircraft nose art, and Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. There are also shots taken in Guam, New Guinea, India, and aerial photography of Japan. There is also a small amount of captured Japanese photography

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tinian Island, part of the Mariana Island chain, fell to the Japanese after World War I. It was captured by the United States on June 15, 1944. From December 1944 until the end of World War II, the island was an air base for Boeing B-29 Superfortresses. It was the loading point for atomic weapons onto the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Silverplate "Enola Gay." Private Gordon Lowenberg served in the photo lab of the 20th Air Force.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Miriam Lowenberg-Black, Gift, 2012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg], Accession 2013-0012, 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

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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