The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. On 6 August 1945, 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.
Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima Then , the radio went dead: that was the signal from the Enola Gay.
Theodore Van Kirk, also known as "Dutch", was 24 when he became the navigator of the Enola Gay, the aircraft which dropped the bomb.
The mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (special mission 13) involved seven planes, but the one we remember was the Enola Gay.
Only person to fly on the strike plane on both bombing missions. . Enola Gay was flown by a modified Crew B-9 for the Hiroshima mission and.