The Enola Gay is a B Superfortress, which pilot Paul Tibbets named after his mother, and which had been stripped of everything but the necessities, so as to be thousands of pounds lighter than an ordinary plane of that make. In , it was given an important task. When the bomb left the airplane, the plane jumped because you released 10, lbs. We lost 2, ft. Then it exploded. All we saw in the airplane was a bright flash.
The Enola Gay Has Left the Hangar | Hawaii Reporter
The Enola Gay was part of a second batch of fifteen improved Silverplate bombers built between February and June The Enola Gay 's complete serial number BMO, indicated that it was a B built at the Martin Omaha plant built in block 45, and was ordered in fiscal year The Enola Gay arrived on Tinian on 6 July Prior to flying the first atomic combat mission the Enola Gay flew eight practice missions from Tinian, then two conventional bombing missions over Japan using the pound "pumpkin" high explosive bomb, designed to simulate the characteristics of the Fat Man bomb. On 31 July the Enola Gay carried out a practice drop of the Little Boy weapon, dropping bomb unit L6 which was a complete bomb lacking only the highly enriched uranium to make it active.
On 6 August , during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named " Little Boy ", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima , Japan, and caused unprecedented destruction. Enola Gay participated in the second atomic attack as the weather reconnaissance aircraft for the primary target of Kokura.
What we have been seeing at the Legislature in terms of bills proposing new taxes has been relatively tame. It has officially started its journey through the legislative gauntlet. Why do I call this bill the Enola Gay? You might remember from the history books that Enola Gay was the name of the aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb on the City of Hiroshima in World War II. There is an income tax hike.