Several hundred people, including journalists and photographers, had gathered to watch the planes return. An Autobiography of Richard H. Hiroshima was the primary target of the first nuclear bombing mission on 6 August, with Kokura and Nagasaki as alternative targets. HarwitDirector of the National Air and Space Museum, was compelled to resign over the controversy. Retrieved 25 June From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tibbets was the first to disembark, and was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross on the spot.
Retrieved 20 February
Mission Gay Cruising Areas
HarwitDirector of the National Air and Space Museum, was compelled to resign over the controversy. The two-letter code represented the plant at which the aircraft was built, in this case, Martin in Omaha. On 6 Augustduring the final stages of World War IIit became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. Retrieved 20 February InWalter J. Several hundred people, including journalists and photographers, had gathered to watch the planes return. Retrieved 15 March
Nelson, "Enola Gay" Radioman. It was initially given the Victor squadron-assigned identification number 12, but on 1 August, was given the circle R tail markings of the 6th Bombardment Group as a security measure and had its Victor number changed to 82 to avoid misidentification with actual 6th Bombardment Group aircraft. Stewart, began lobbying for the aircraft to be restored and put on display. Retrieved 25 April Rather, the dispute was sometimes a symbolic issue in a "culture war" in which many Americans lumped together the seeming decline of American power, the difficulties of the domestic economy, the threats in world trade and especially Japan's successes, the loss of domestic jobs, and even changes in American gender roles and shifts in the American family. The display of the Enola Gay without reference to the historical context of World War II, the Cold War, or the development and deployment of nuclear weapons aroused controversy. United States Army Air Forces.