The enola gay is a boeing b-29 superfortress bomber, named for enola gay tibbets, the mother of the pilot, colonel paul tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line. The enola gay flew the very first mission targeting a city – hiroshima – with an atomic bomb a flight log for the enola gay on its journey to hiroshima was kept by the co-pilot robert a lewis the following are extracts from it. The enola gay was a bomber, named for enola gay tibbets, the mother of the pilot, colonel paul tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line on 6 august 1945, during the final stages of world war ii, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb unlike the bombs. Paul warfield tibbets jr (23 february 1915 – 1 november 2007) was a brigadier general in the united states air forcehe is best known as the pilot who flew the enola gay (named after his mother) when it dropped little boy, the first of two atomic bombs used in warfare, on the japanese city of hiroshima tibbets enlisted in the united states army in 1937 and qualified as a pilot in 1938.
On august 6, 1945, the enola gay dropped little boy on hiroshima 75,000 people died and almost 50,000 buildings were destroyed (read more about tibbets, the enola gay, and this mission ) the allies had expected, or perhaps hoped, that japan would surrender after suffering the effects of an atomic bomb. Brigadier general paul w tibbets, pilot of the enola gay, dropper of little boy, recipient of the distinguished service cross, legion of merit, distinguished flying cross, purple heart and four air medals, was born february 23, 1915. Paul tibbets and the enola gay led mission that dropped first atomic bomb on hiroshima by stephen sherman, nov 2002updated june 29, 2011 t he b-29 superfortress, enola gay, rumbled down the the runway at tinian, the forward american airbase in the marianas, as close as the giant boeing bombers could get to japan's home islandsheavily laden with the world's first operational atomic bomb.
On august 6, 1945 an atomic bomb named little boy was dropped on hiroshima, japan the explosion was huge, the city was destroyed, and tens of thousands of people were killed the bomb was dropped by a plane named the enola gay which was piloted by colonel paul tibbetts. More than seventy years ago, the world changed forever when an american b-29 bomber, the enola gay, dropped the first atomic bomb, little boy, over the japanese city of hiroshima, during world. The bomb that the enola gay dropped was the little boy. Enola gay little boy bomb model signed paul tibbets dutch vankirk morris jeppson brand new $4,24999 little boy a-bomb drop hiroshima ruins 11x14 silver halide photo print brand new $2999 hiroshima plaque wwii atomic bomb little boy mushroom cloud japan brand new $299 buy it now +$599 shipping. On 6 th of august the 393d bombardment squadron b-29, with little boy in enola gay (named after tibbets’ mother), piloted by tibbets, took off from tinian which was six hours flight time from japan.
Regardless, on august 6, 1945, a plane called the enola gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city of hiroshima instantly, 70,000 japanese citizens were vaporized instantly, 70,000 japanese citizens were vaporized. When the enola gay dropped its uranium bomb on the city, unleashing the power of atomic energy for the first time as a weapon of war, the great artiste dropped measuring instruments. The mission to drop the atomic bomb on hiroshima, japan (special mission 13) involved seven planes, but the one we remember was the enola gay captain theodore van kirk, navigator.
On this day in 1945, at 8:16 am japanese time, an american b-29 bomber, the enola gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of hiroshima approximately 80,000 people are killed as. The first atomic bomb, little boy, was dropped on japan on august 6, 1945 skip to main content menu it includes the takeoff and return of the enola gay, which dropped little boy on hiroshima on august 6, 1945 the destruction of hiroshima and nagasaki richard rhodes, tongues of fire in the making of the atomic bomb hear the. Little boy was dropped from the enola gay, from 31,000ft and detonated at 1,900ft above hiroshima dropping the atomic bomb destroyed the city, ruined and negatively changed people’s lives, and killed thousands of people. At the briefing prior to flight of the enola gay, capt william sterling parsons and col tibbets go over last minute data enola gay and its crew little boy, a nuclear weapon.
On august 6 th, 1945, the united states air force dropped the first deployed atomic bomb in history on hiroshima, a japanese citythe bombing took place towards the end of world war ii, and was the first of two atomic bomb attacks on japan that lead to the country's surrender. The 8,900-pound bomb, called “little boy,” was to be carried in a b-29 superfortress piloted by col paul w tibbets, commander of the 509th operations group on aug 6, tibbets and 11 crewmembers took off on the b-29—which the night before had been given the nickname “enola gay,” after tibbets’ mother—from the island of tinian. At 1400 on 5 august the first combat atomic bomb little boy was loaded onto a trailer and taken to the loading pit where a hydraulic lift raised it into the bomb bay of the enola gay at 1530 parsons began practicing his new task of in-flight propellant insertion. The world entered the atomic age in august 1945, when the b-29 superfortress nicknamed enola gay flew some 1,500 miles from the island of tinian and dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima, japan the “little boy” bomb exploded with the force of 125 kilotons of tnt, nearly destroying the city.