509th Composite Group  
509th Composite Group


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).

April 28th - 30th

The National Rifle Association and North Carolina Arms have invited us to take part In this year's 146th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. 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 #441 autographing our book and photographs. For more Information on show times please contact the NRA at www.nraam.org.

June 2nd - 4th


We are pleased to announce The Mid Atlantic Air Museum has invited us to participate in the Museum's 27th 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.
Thank you,
Robert Krauss
Can't attend either event. Contact us to place an order for a book or photo autographed by these great men. rwkrauss@hotmail.com

Visit Our Collectibles section for a selection of rare and unique historical items that are not available anywhere else.

509th Newsletter
Fall 2016


Observations on
"Killing the Rising Sun"


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509th Veterans & families Outstanding Unit Award more...

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.

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