Enola Gay anyone?

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    Enola Gay is a B29 Superfortress who's captain, Paul Tibbets, named the plane after his mother. This was the aircraft that droped the atomic bomb code named "Little Boy" on Japan August the 8th,1945. Today the plane is fully restored and on display at the National Air & Space Museum. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 10:57 AM GMT
    Thank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidEnola Gay is a B29 Superfortress who's captain, Paul Tibbets, named the plane after his mother. This was the aircraft that droped the atomic bomb code named "Little Boy" on Japan August the 8th,1945. Today the plane is fully restored and on display at the National Air & Space Museum. icon_biggrin.gif


    Actually, the Hiroshima bombing was on 6 August 1945, not 8 August. The bombing of Nagasaki was 9 August 1945.

    I've been to Peace Parks (i.e. ground zero) in both Hirishima and Nagasaki -- both interesting to see.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:20 PM GMT
    Everyone who have the chance should visit the Atom Bomb Memorial museum in Hiroshima.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    i thought this would be a political comentary thread about what the teabaggers did to our country over the last couple of weeks.





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    Aug 06, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    I wasn't sure if this thread was about the 'plane or the song by OMD.
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    kew1 saidI wasn't sure if this thread was about the 'plane or the song by OMD.




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    Aug 06, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    noren saidEnola Gay anyone?
    Yes, Enola was Gay.
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    kscott6671 said
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.


    Paul Tibbets was from my hometown of Quincy, Illinois. There are mixed sentiments back home whether or not to claim him as a hometown boy. Regardless, you couldn't get out of high school without having his named drilled into your head.
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    kscott6671 said
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.



    Did he record any of his observations or were the observations handed down through oral story telling?
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    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.


    He may well have been, I don't doubt that. But...you quoted almost verbatim from Wikipedia's entry for it, thus my statement.


    Quick, without using anything but your brain:
    What day was Pearl Harbor bombed?
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    Aug 06, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    kscott6671 said
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.


    He may well have been, I don't doubt that. But...you quoted almost verbatim from Wikipedia's entry for it, thus my statement.


    Quick, without using anything but your brain:
    What day was Pearl Harbor bombed?


    On Pearl Harbor Day, duh!
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    Aug 06, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    I don't understand. What is the point of this thread?
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    jeepguySD said
    kscott6671 saidEnola Gay is a B29 Superfortress who's captain, Paul Tibbets, named the plane after his mother. This was the aircraft that droped the atomic bomb code named "Little Boy" on Japan August the 8th,1945. Today the plane is fully restored and on display at the National Air & Space Museum. icon_biggrin.gif


    Actually, the Hiroshima bombing was on 6 August 1945, not 8 August. The bombing of Nagasaki was 9 August 1945.

    I've been to Peace Parks (i.e. ground zero) in both Hirishima and Nagasaki -- both interesting to see.


    Thankyou. I stand corrected on the date.
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    Aug 06, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Empire of Japan on December 7th 1941. "A DATE (get the quote right people) which will live in infamy"
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    Aug 06, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    flatstate2010 said
    kscott6671 said
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.



    Did he record any of his observations or were the observations handed down through oral story telling?


    Great Grand Dad told me the story 20 years ago and had a B/W photo of the plane and the ground crew together. He was in the picture so I believe his story. I haven't seen the picture sense.
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    Aug 06, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    HungGarSig said
    StudlyScrewRite said
    kscott6671 said
    StudlyScrewRite saidThank Google for wisdom, huh....:-/


    Not Google. My Greatgrandfather was there.


    He may well have been, I don't doubt that. But...you quoted almost verbatim from Wikipedia's entry for it, thus my statement.


    Quick, without using anything but your brain:
    What day was Pearl Harbor bombed?


    On Pearl Harbor Day, duh!


    I did quote from Wikipedia, it had been 20 years.