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This photo was taken before the mission. The tail flash was switched from the 509th Composite Group’s circle arrow seen in the picture to a circle R of the 6th Bomb Group prior to August 6, 1945 to avoid identification.
I just got a big box of my family’s old photos, and included was this picture that my Grandfather took of the Enola Gay, while he was stationed on Tinion Island during the latter part of WW2.
If original that is a fairly important photo.
Sorry for being that guy, but I think it’s Tinian.
It looks original. I’ve looked all over for pictures of the Enola Gay on Tinian. Your grandfather and my father were there at the same time. Thanks for sharing it.
edit: It’s got the circle arrow tail marking That places the picture prior to August 6th. Then they painted the Circle R to mimic other planes that were there. https://www.airspacemag.com/need-to-know/why-did-the-enola-gays-tail-markings-change-400569/
Met a Veteran who was a radar technician that was stationed here.