Tag: Enola Gay

The Enola Gay lurched as the the 10,000 pounds Mk I bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” dropped out of the bomb bay The 509th Composite Group, born in secrecy Dec. 17, 1944, was created for the sole purpose of delivering the world's first nuclear weapon. Because of the secret nature of their mission, the group trained at Wendover, Utah, and Tinian Island,...
Taking control of the aircraft means Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi As we have already reported, on Jun. 9, 2017 grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV flew restored B-29 bomber Doc when the warbird made the trip from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), to...
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV is the grandson of Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., who was commander of the B-29 Enola Gay on its mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan As reported by The Wichita Eagle, grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, will be at the cockpit of restored B-29 bomber Doc (one...
Tibbets came over to us and said ‘there is a new bomb under construction and, if successful, it will shorten the war' The following article was originally titled Atomic Exposure: USAAF navigator photographed first nuclear missions and was written by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro In a small one-bedroom apartment in Clearwater, Florida, 93-year-old Russell Gackenbach sat on his floral patterned sofa thumbing...