American pilot Paul Tibbets in the cockpit of the “Enola Gay” bomber

American pilot Paul Tibbets in the cockpit of the "Enola Gay" bomber

American pilot Paul Tibbets (1915-2007) waving from the cockpit of the B-29 bomber before flying to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

Paul Tibbets named his B-24 aircraft, “the Enola Gai” in the August 5, 1945 in honor of his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets.

 

Photography Location: Tinian, Mariana Islands
Time taken: August 6, 1945

In : 1945

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