Please email us to verify appearances 72 hours (3 days) before making plans to
meet the Veterans at any future events. Appearances are based upon health conditions at time of show.
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).
May 20th - 23rd
The National Rifle Association and North Carolina Arms have invited us to take part In this year's 145th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits to be held
at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY.South Wing. Our exhibit this year will honor the Veterans of the 509th Composite Group by displaying the flight suit
worn by Paul Tibbets on his historic mission to Hiroshima and the Distinguished Service Cross he was awarded by General Spaatz on August 6th 1945.
Norris Jernigan 393rd Bomb Squadron ( VH ) 509th Composite Group, Intelligence Specialist, responsible for preparing maps, photographs to be used
In flight crew briefings for their bombing missions, will be In our booth # 6556 autographing our book and photographs. For more Information on show times please contact the NRA at www.nraam.org.
June 3rd - 5th
We are pleased to announce The Mid Atlantic Air Museum has invited us to participate
in the Museum's 26th Anniversary WWII Weekend, A gathering of Warbirds, held
at the Reading Regional, Reading, Pa. Our guests this year will be 509th Composite Group
Veterans, Fred Zimmerli, Projecta Alberta, who directly worked on the proximity fuses
for both Atomic Bombs,and Norris Jernigan, Intellegence Specialist,responsible for the
preparation of photographs and maps to be used during Crew Briefings before bombing
missions. We will have books and photographs available for each veteran to autograph. For
more Information on this event please visit www.maam.org
Check back soon for more upcoming events!
Appearances are based on health at time of appearance so please check with us 72 hours before the show If you have a concern. We do not answer inquiries 24 hours prior to and during events.
Can't attend either event. Contact us to place an order for a book or photo autographed by these great men.
Visit Our Collectibles section for a selection of rare and unique historical items that are not available anywhere else.
509th Veterans & families Outstanding Unit Award
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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Here is the complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during WWII