The Enola Gay was a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan, and caused unprecedented destruction. In this photograph are five of the aircraft's ground crew with mission commander Paul Tibbets in the center.
Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.
The Japanese knew the layout of Pearl Harbor intimately-from spies reports & a model built by the Imperial Navy. They timed their raid for Sunday morning when the warships & their anti-aircraft guns would be undermanned. Their planes were spotted on radar at 7 a.m., but ignored. Less than 2 hours later the Pacific fleet was in ruins. Battleships were targets. The Arizona sunk & the Virginia & Tennessee took massive hits. 18 ships were sunk or damaged. 2 U.S. aircraft carriers at sea were…
This is an amazing photograph of German vehicles attempting to escape from the closing noose of the Allied armies. They are attempting to cross one of the remaining bridges outside of Aachen in 1945. This photo was taken by an American recon plane.