Rain of Fire: Aug. 6, 1945

Aug. 6, 1945

As they turned for home and saw the utter destruction of Hiroshima, the men inside the Enola Gay were conflicted. "The war's over," one exulted. "My God, what have we done?" asked co-pilot Robert Lewis. The war was over eight days later, but the threat of nuclear annihilation was just beginning

THE ENOLA GAY The bomb was carried by a B-29 Superfortress stripped of all armament but the tail gun. The day before the mission, pilot Tibbets named the plane after his mother

Captain Robert Lewis Co-pilot

Major Thomas Ferebee Bombardier

Colonel Paul Tibbets Pilot, commander

Captain Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk...

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