AUTHORKrauss, Robert / Krauss, Amelia, Eds.
TITLEThe 509th Remembered: A History of the 509th Composite Group as Told by the Veterans that Dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan
PUBLISHER509th Press
CITYBuchanan, MI

This book provides a wealth of material on the 509th Composite Group, which was responsible for the preparation and execution of the atomic strikes against Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Consisting largely of personal narratives compiled by editors Robert and Amelia Krauss, the book offers detailed insight into the lives of the men and women affiliated with the 509th, including descriptions of life at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah, training in Cuba, and final preparations at Tinian Island. The authors of the accounts held a range of positions in the military, from mechanics to pilots and scientists, and their stories reflect their personal experiences in their respective positions. The book contains numerous black and white photographs – many of which are signed by the individuals featured in the pictures – as well as copies of personal letters and military documents. A roster of the members of the 509th appears at the end of the book, as well as a small section of color photographs.

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