Operation Crossroads Training Photo – The Enola Gay and Top Secret in Roswell, New Mexico 1946

Not sure if I’ve posted this image before, but thought that now would be a good time to add some aviation related color slides from my personal collection.  A jackpot of an ebay find a few months back turned out to contain original color images of the 509th Composite Group training in Roswell, New Mexico prior to the Operation Crossroads testing.  I have other images from this grouping, as well as some original paper material related to the 509th posted to this blog. Please enjoy this first (and one my favorites) image of the Enola Gay and some other B-29’s of the 509th lined up at Roswell. Not sure who the crew member is, but I’m glad the photographer missed the focus on this one!