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The Definitive Book of the 509th Composite Group
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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. It was created by Robert Krauss, the Reunion Chairman of the 509th Composite Group and was made available to the attendees of the 58th reunion of the 509th that was held at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans in October. Since that reunion, the book has been revised and more than 250 photos added, most never published before. It includes a complete analysis of the 15 B-29 crews as well as information about the seldom reported 216th Army Air Force Base Unit (Special), which played an important role at Wendover AAF.
 
 

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Russell Gackenbach
Navigator #91
Titusville, FL

Paul Tibbets
Commanding Officer
509th Composite Group

Dutch Vankirk signing the book

Charles "Don" Albury Co-Pilot of Bockscar seated. "Dutch" Van Kirk standing.

 

Left To Right, Robert Krauss, Bob Furman (accompanied the Bomb Parts to Tinian on the USS Indianapolis) Amelia Krauss, Mary Ann Ferebee, "Dutch" Van Kirk. Photo taken during Chantilly Va. book signing, March 31,2007

Mike Kuryla
Survivor
USS Indianapolis

Jack Bivans
Asst. Flight Engineer
Straight Flush

Added Bonus! Each book is personally signed by Enola Gay Navigator Dutch Van Kirk and Jack Widowsky, Navigator both Atomic Missions.
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Here is the complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during WWII