Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Artifacts of WWII Enola Gay B-29

The Enola Gay B-29 was designed to fly in European theaters but some how ended up all the way in the pacific delivering a variety of bombs, including conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines and finally even a  nuclear bomb.  The Enola Gay dropped the first Atomic Bomb in WWII on August 6, 1945 on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.  It then flew support for the second bomb dropping in Nagasaki, Japan.  There where twelve American pilots on that flight. The plane was manufactured by Boeing in Nebraska, and now rests in an annex hangar to the National Air and Space Museum.  Its controversial past prevents it from being displayed in the normal museum.

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