Enola Gaythe B bomber that was used by the United States on August 6,to drop an atomic bomb on HiroshimaJapan, the first time the explosive device had been used on an enemy target. The aircraft was named after the mother of pilot Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. The B also called Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber that was built by Boeing.
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A fiery controversy ensued that demonstrated the competing historical narratives regarding the decision to drop the bomb. There its wings began to rust and vandals even damaged the plane. Inthe Enola Gay was fully disassembled and moved to the Paul E.
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On 6 Augustduring the final stages of World War IIit became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named " Little Boy ", was targeted at the city of HiroshimaJapan, and caused the near-complete destruction of the city. Enola Gay participated in the second atomic attack as the weather reconnaissance aircraft for the primary target of Kokura.
Skip to content. Boeing's B Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Udvar-Hazy Center.