Hiroshima bomber pilot Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr remained unrepentant till his dying day 1 November He did not once apologise for the horrendous act of bombing the Japanese city of Hiroshima that shocked the world on 6 August It was not a stand-alone act by a belligerent nation, but one done with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. These two uses of nuclear arms left , immediately dead in Hiroshima and another , in Nagasaki. At on 5 August — in accordance with the terms of Operations Order No. It took them 6 hours to cover the 3, km distance to Hiroshima.
Twelve men were on that flight. Some chose to keep a low profile and others spoke out about their place in history. Almost all had something to say after the war.
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. Clouds and drifting smoke resulted in Nagasaki being bombed instead.