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The 509th Composite Group was created to plan and execute the deployment of the first atomic bomb. Gen. Paul Tibbets headed up that group and flew a B-29 named The Enola Gay in August 1945 and completed the mission that many feel brought a quick end to World War II.  

Great Artiste For a limited time only, with the minimum purchase of $75.00 US from the collectible section, we will Include with your purchase an no extra cost, this beautiful 8 x 10 hand signed, autographed photo of "The Great Artiste" on Tinian, autographed by Crew member for the Nagasaki Mission, Bill Barney, Radar Observer. Quantities are limited, while supplies last.

509th Composite Group The 509th Remembered!
If there ever was a book that is a must for everyone interested in the history of the 509th Composite Group, this is it! Here is the complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during WWII as told through the personal reminiscences and photos of the 509th veterans themselves. - Click Here!

For a limited time only our book autographed by Dutch will also be autographed by Jack Widowsky a Veteran of both Atomic Missions.

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Want to see an excellent Interview of Dutch on your home screen? Call your local Public Television Station and ask them to order (at no cost to them) and show "Enola Gay's Navigator: Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk" NOLA Code EGNV 0K1 produced by Arkansas Educational Television Network AETN).

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Why did the Enola Gay's tail markings change?

This web site contains historical information from that period along with a large selection of rarely seen images of the men, documents and aircraft involved. We hope you will also visit the Message Forum to join in discussions about the Enola Gay, The Manhattan Project, 509th Composite Group and more.

Thank you to the National Rifle Association for presenting us with a Certificate of Appreciation Award four years in a row at their annual meeting for our display of 509th memorabilia.


Visit Our Collectibles section for a selection of rare and unique historical items that are not available anywhere else.

509th Newsletter
Fall 2016


Observations on
"Killing the Rising Sun"


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509th Veterans & families Outstanding Unit Award more...

Los Alamos-Life on the Hill by Larry Johnston

Paul Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel

Dropping The Atomic Bomb - By Richard Russell

For autographed copies of Dutch's book "My True Course" please go to the collectible page to order.

The Forum is a great place to discuss the Enola Gay, the 509th and the historical perspectives surrounding these world changing events.

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