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The silverplate bombers : a history and registry of the Enola Gay and other B-29s configured to carry atomic bombs

Author: Richard H Campbell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber. The history of the Silverplate B-29, from conception to successful development, is set forth in the early chapters, which discuss the then secret work of the 509th Composite Group at Wendover Army Air Field, on the Marianas Island of Tinian, and at Roswell Army Air Field"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell, Richard H., 1928-
Silverplate bombers.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc, c2005
(OCoLC)607731016
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Campbell
ISBN: 0786421398 9780786421398
OCLC Number: 58554961
Description: ix, 235 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: The beginnning --
Development and production --
Combat operations --
The Los Alamos test program --
Silverplate accidents --
Places and units --
The bombs --
The 509th Composite Group --
The end --
Appendix A : Chronology of events --
Appendix B : Silverplate B-29 mission list (Tinian, 1945) --
Appendix C : Crew information --
Appendix D : 509th Composite Group and Project Alberta roster (Tinian, 1945) --
Appendix E : Project Alberta --
Appendix F : Silverplate B-29 summary --
Appendix G : Individual silverplate B-29 histories.
Responsibility: Richard H. Campbell ; foreword by Paul W. Tibbets.
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