The Enola Gay is the B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb, code-named “Little Boy”, to be used in war, by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the attack on Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945, just before the end of World War II.

Because of the bomber’s role in the atomic bombings of Japan, its name has been synonymous with the controversy over the bombings themselves.

The B-29 was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Paul Tibbets.

If I were Enola Gay Tibbets, and my son named the plane that carried the ATOMIC BOMB after me? I’d have some words with him….

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There’s a play there somewhere.

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