The Silverplate Bombers: A History and Registry of the Enola Gay and Other B-29s Configured to Carry Atomic Bombs

4.2 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786469079: The Silverplate Bombers: A History and Registry of the Enola Gay and Other B-29s Configured to Carry Atomic Bombs
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber, the remarkable airplane with capabilities that surpassed those of known enemy fighters of the time and was employed to release the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The basic history from conception to successful development is set forth in the early chapters, which discuss the then secret work of the 509th Composite Group. Subsequent chapters discuss the Los Alamos test program, Silverplate B-29 combat operations, the Air Force bases from which the aircraft operated, accidents associated with operations and details of the atomic bombs carried. Concluding chapters give special attention to the members of the 509th, who were responsible for dropping the bombs and whose efforts brought an end to World War II, provided the backbone of America's nuclear deterrent force in the years after the war, and opened the Atomic Age.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

The late Richard H. Campbell was retired from the military and lived in Tucson, Arizona.

Review:

"hard-to-find information" --C&RLNews

"interesting...detailed...absolutely invaluable" --Stone & Stone Second World War Books

"interesting...detailed...absolutely invaluable" --Stone & Stone Second World War Books

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Campbell, Richard H.
Published by McFarland Publishing
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Publishing. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Full-Sized Laminated Softcover - In Stock and ready for Immediate Shipment! - 235pp - Index - Biblio - Photos - Serial Number Registry - Crew Photos and Name Listings - Foreword by Paul W. Tibbets - In the year that World War II began, Albert Einstein sent his famous letter to President Roosevelt regarding the feasibility of a revolutionary uranium bomb. What was considered infeasible at the time was the development of aircraft capable of carrying an atomic device. This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber, the remarkable airplane with capabilities that surpassed those of known enemy fighters of the time and was employed to release the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The basic 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. Subsequent chapters discuss the Los Alamos test program, Silverplate B-29 combat operations, the Air Force bases from which the aircraft operated, accidents associated with operations and details of the various classes of atomic bombs carried. Concluding chapters give special attention to the members of the 509th, who were responsible for dropping the bombs and whose efforts brought an end to World War II, provided the backbone of America’s nuclear deterrent force in the years after the war, and opened the Atomic Age. Information available in the seven appendices includes, among other things, a chronology of events surrounding the development of the Silverplate bomber and the atomic bomb, a Silverplate B-29 mission list, and individual Silverplate B-29 histories. The story of this special bomber is accompanied by many never before published photographs of Silverplate B-29’s and the men who flew them and includes a foreword by Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima mission. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2655857

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Campbell, Richard H.
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Richard H. Campbell
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the year that World War II began, Albert Einstein sent his famous letter to President Roosevelt regarding the feasibility of a revolutionary uranium bomb. What was considered infeasible at the time was the development of aircraft capable of carrying an atomic device. This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber, the remarkable airplane with capabilities that surpassed those of known enemy fighters of the time and was employed to release the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The basic 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. Subsequent chapters discuss the Los Alamos test program, Silverplate B-29 combat operations, the Air Force bases from which the aircraft operated, accidents associated with operations and details of the various classes of atomic bombs carried. Concluding chapters give special attention to the members of the 509th, who were responsible for dropping the bombs and whose efforts brought an end to World War II, provided the backbone of America's nuclear deterrent force in the years after the war, and opened the Atomic Age. Information available in the seven appendices includes, among other things, a chronology of events surrounding the development of the Silverplate bomber and the atomic bomb, a Silverplate B-29 mission list, and individual Silverplate B-29 histories. The story of this special bomber is accompanied by many never before published photographs of Silverplate B-29's and the men who flew them and includes a foreword by Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima mission. Seller Inventory # AAC9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Richard H. Campbell
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the year that World War II began, Albert Einstein sent his famous letter to President Roosevelt regarding the feasibility of a revolutionary uranium bomb. What was considered infeasible at the time was the development of aircraft capable of carrying an atomic device. This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber, the remarkable airplane with capabilities that surpassed those of known enemy fighters of the time and was employed to release the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The basic 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. Subsequent chapters discuss the Los Alamos test program, Silverplate B-29 combat operations, the Air Force bases from which the aircraft operated, accidents associated with operations and details of the various classes of atomic bombs carried. Concluding chapters give special attention to the members of the 509th, who were responsible for dropping the bombs and whose efforts brought an end to World War II, provided the backbone of America's nuclear deterrent force in the years after the war, and opened the Atomic Age. Information available in the seven appendices includes, among other things, a chronology of events surrounding the development of the Silverplate bomber and the atomic bomb, a Silverplate B-29 mission list, and individual Silverplate B-29 histories. The story of this special bomber is accompanied by many never before published photographs of Silverplate B-29's and the men who flew them and includes a foreword by Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay on the Hiroshima mission. Seller Inventory # AAC9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Campbell, Richard H; Campbell, Richard H.; Tibbets, Paul W. (frw)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 15817414-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Campbell, Richard H.
Published by McFarland and Co Inc (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland and Co Inc, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Richard H. Campbell
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. In the year that World War II began, Albert Einstein sent his famous letter to President Roosevelt regarding the feasibility of a revolutionary uranium bomb. What was considered infeasible.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 235 pages. 0.408. Seller Inventory # 9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Richard H. Campbell
Published by McFarland (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786469072

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Campbell, Richard H.
Published by McFarland
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0786469072 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780786469079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Campbell, Richard H./ Tibbets, Paul W. (Foreward By)
Published by McFarland Publishing (2012)
ISBN 10: 0786469072 ISBN 13: 9780786469079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 235 pages. 10.00x7.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-0786469072

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book