U.S. Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the B-29 'Enola Gay', 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the B-29 'Enola Gay'. Official Caption: [damaged] "U.S. Colonel Paul Tibbets which dropped first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Tibbets Jr. piloted the B-29 Superfortress [missing words] dropped the first atomic bomb in history on August [missing words] released through USIS ?Rome 43307 PMT [missing words] approved by appropriate U.S. authority List out." Location unknown. 1945

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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Portrait photographs
Military officers--American
Military air pilots--American
Atomic bombs--American