Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Enola Gay

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.

We have an outstanding print of the Enola Gay with boldly signed autographs of the pilot and Commander-Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, the Navigator-Captain Theodore J. Van Kirk, and the Bombardier-Major Thomas W. Ferebee. Large 18" x 24". Superb and truly outstanding!

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