Children of the Manhattan Project

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The B-29 Superfortresses of the 509th Composite Group

Web Master's Note:  The below "slide show" contains 13 of the 15 B29s assigned to the 509th.  To view separate photo pages along with serial numbers and assigned crews, please "click" HERE.  We also have over 80 additional photos of crews and planes of the 509th.  To go to our 509th Photo Directory, please "click" HERE!

Note:  Please "click" on the thumbnail photo at the top to view the larger picture along with descriptive information.


"Enola Gay"

The "Enola Gay", piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, commanding officer of the 509th Composite Group, carried the uranium gun-type atomic bomb "Little Boy" which was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

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