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The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

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The world entered the atomic age in August 1945, when the B-29 Superfortress nicknamed Enola Gay flew some 1,500 miles from the island of Tinian and dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The "Little Boy" bomb exploded with the force of 12.5 kilotons of TNT, nearly destroying the city. Three days later, another B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The Japanese government, which had been preparing a bloody defense against an invasion, surrendered six days later. The aircraft was the primary artifact in an exhibition ...

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1574888595

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9781574888591

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The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
2004, Potomac Books, Washington, DC

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The Enola Gay: The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
2004, Potomac Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781574888591

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