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, B-29
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Does wikipedia have a policy about linking to subscription-only material? The "Eye Witness" link goes to time. Does anyone know what book Enola Gay Tibbets was named after? Wikipedia seems to be the only place where this is mentioned. Patrick , August 13,
The pilot, Col. Paul W. Tibbets Jr.