Tag: Little Boy

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,...
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...