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Return To Hiroshima: The Crew Of The Enola Gay +45 DVD, Download, USB

Return To Hiroshima: The Crew Of The Enola Gay +45 DVD, Download, USB
Return To Hiroshima: The Crew Of The Enola Gay +45 DVD, Download, USB
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The Crew Of The Enola Gay Visit The Hiroshima They Dropped The First Atom Bomb On For The First Time In Observance Of The 45th Anniversary On The Tragic Event, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1990, 49 Minutes) #Hiroshima #AtomicBombingOfHiroshima #AtomicBomb #EnolaGay #B29Superfortress #Superfortress #StrategicBombingDuringWWII #AirWarfareOfWWII #NuclearWeapons #Japan #WorldWarII #WWII #PacificWar #ManhattanProject #DVD

In all the years that followed the world's first atomic bombing, the surviving members of the crew of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, had a reunion on the anniversary of the event. In 1990, they decided to do something different: they decided that, before they got too old, they wanted to visit the city they had annihilated 45 years prior. This is a remarkable and intensely moving chronicle of these men retracing their wartime steps across the Pacific - to come face-to-face, sometimes tearfully, with the past, the city, the survivors, their families, the people of Hiroshima, and the Bell Of Peace in Hiroshima's Peace Park.

The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. On August 6, 1945, piloted by Tibbets and Robert A. Lewis during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb in warfare. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan, and caused the destruction of about three quarters of the city. Enola Gay participated in the second nuclear attack as the weather reconnaissance aircraft for the primary target of Kokura. Clouds and drifting smoke resulted in Nagasaki, a secondary target, being bombed instead. After the war, the Enola Gay returned to the United States, where it was operated from Roswell Army Air Field, New Mexico. In May 1946, it was flown to Kwajalein for the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests in the Pacific, but was not chosen to make the test drop at Bikini Atoll. Later that year, it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and spent many years parked at air bases exposed to the weather and souvenir hunters, before its 1961 disassembly and storage at a Smithsonian facility in Suitland, Maryland. In the 1980s, 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. The cockpit and nose section of the aircraft were exhibited at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) on the National Mall, for the bombing's 50th anniversary in 1995, amid controversy. Since 2003, the entire restored B-29 has been on display at NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The last survivor of its crew, Theodore Van Kirk, died on July 28, 2014 at the age of 93.