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Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings reveal
Thank you for your support. Enola Gay is a model BMO, serial number Enola Gay became the center of a controversy at the Smithsonian Institution when the museum planned to put its fuselage on public display in as part of an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The bomber was one of the 15 initial examples of Bs built to the " Silverplate " specification—65 of these eventually being completed during and after World War II—giving them the primary ability to function as nuclear "weapon delivery" aircraft. After the war, Army Air Forces crews flew the airplane during the Operation Crossroads atomic test program in the Pacific, although it dropped no nuclear devices during these tests, and then delivered it to Davis-Monthan Army Airfield, Arizona, for storage.
A video presentation about the Enola Gay's mission included interviews with the crew before and after the mission including mission pilot Col. After the war, Army Air Forces crews flew the airplane during the Operation Crossroads atomic test program in the Pacific, although it dropped no nuclear devices during these tests, and then delivered it to Davis-Monthan Army Airfield, Arizona, for storage. The second disc was dropped, and eventually only the Sash! The first bombing mission against the Japanese main islands since Lt. Garber Facility in Suitland, Maryland. The AAF lost no aircraft to enemy action but bombing results were mediocre.