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Enola Gay Enola Gay
by The Ovi Team
2017-08-06 12:27:25
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August 6th 1945; the American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped over the centre of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed. And nobody knows how many more in the years after the bombing.

By early August, 1945, plans for the first atomic mission were set. Seven Boeing Superfortresses would take part, including the primary, a standby, a photo plane, one with scientific instruments to measure the blast, and three others that would scout ahead. Bombing would be visual, rather than by radar. Possible target cities included Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, and Nagasaki. Until this time, Tibbets' own plane had been simply number 82, when he decided to name it Enola Gay, after his confidence-building and loving mother.

 

 

 

 


     
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