Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay Photograph [Giordano]
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0001
Creators:
Giordano, Albert
Dates:
1945
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of one brown-toned photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Enola Gay
taken in 1945 by Albert Giordano on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one brown-toned photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Enola Gay
taken in 1945 by Albert Giordano on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. The photograph measures 3 by 4 inches.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Enola Gay
dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan.
Albert Giordano served aboard the USS
Arkab
(AK-130) during World War II. Giordano took a photograph of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Enola Gay
in 1945 on Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Albert Giordano, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0001
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.

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
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Enola Gay
Photograph [Giordano], NASM.2019.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay" Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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