Retrieved from " https: Archived from the original on 13 October Retrieved 15 March United States Department of Energy. Enola Gay and the Court of History is compulsory reading for all those interested in the history of the Pacific war, the morality of war, and the failed NASM exhibition. United States Army Air Forces. One possible motivation was to become the first Secretary of the Air Force, which would have had to be much bigger if there were not atomic bombs to end major wars quickly.
Enola Gaypiloted by Tibbets, took off from North Fieldin the Northern Mariana Islandsabout six hours' flight time from Japan, accompanied by two other Bs, The Great Artistecarrying instrumentation, and a then-nameless aircraft later called Necessary Evilcommanded by Captain George Marquardt, to take photographs.
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He is equally persuasive in pointing out the flaws and distortions in the revisionist view of President Truman's decision. Martin CompanyOmaha, Nebraska. In the s, veterans groups engaged in a call for the Smithsonian to put the aircraft on display, leading to an acrimonious debate about exhibiting the aircraft without a proper historical context. InRobert P. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Enola Gay. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.