The cockpit of the Enola Gay - the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Col. Paul Tibbets occupied this seat as airplane commander on 6 August, 1945. B-29 manuals emphasized that a Superfortress commander was "no longer just a pilot" and was "overseeing a combat force all your own."

The cockpit of the Enola Gay - the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Col. Paul Tibbets occupied this seat as airplane commander on 6 August, 1945. B-29 manuals emphasized that a Superfortress commander was "no longer just a pilot" and was "overseeing a combat force all your own."

The Enola Gay dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima. In this photograph are five of the aircraft's ground crew with mission commander Paul Tibbets in the center.

The Enola Gay dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima. In this photograph are five of the aircraft's ground crew with mission commander Paul Tibbets in the center.

Captain Paul Tibbets in the Enola Gay minutes before takeoff to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 1945

Captain Paul Tibbets in the Enola Gay minutes before takeoff to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 1945

“Enola Gay” was the name given to the B-29 Super-fortress bomber which dropped the nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan and effectively began the process of ending the long and bloody conflict in the Pacific which claimed so many young soldiers’ lives.

“Enola Gay” was the name given to the B-29 Super-fortress bomber which dropped the nuclear bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan and effectively began the process of ending the long and bloody conflict in the Pacific which claimed so many young soldiers’ lives.

Enola Gay

Enola Gay

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