Enola Gay


Perhaps the most historic military plane in history, the Enola Gay is a B-29 Superfortress, that in 1945 became the world’s first combat unit to deploy a nuclear weapon against an enemy target, namely the Japanese city of Hiroshima.  The plane’s name, Enola Gay, is, like many named aircraft, named after a loved one.  In this case, Enola Gay Tibbets is the mother of the pilot, Paul W. Tibbets, pictured here just before take-off on the mission to bomb Hiroshima.

Date:  6 August, 1945

Aircraft:  Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Source:  Record Group 208: Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 – 1951


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