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Author Polmar, Norman.

Title The Enola Gay : the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima / Norman Polmar
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C : Brassey's, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 89 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. B-29 Superfortress -- 2. Enola Gay -- 3. Mission -- 4. B-29 Postscripts -- 5. Artifact -- App. A Enola Gay Chronology -- App. B B-29 Models and Variants -- App. C B-29 Characteristics
Summary "The world entered the atomic age in August 1945, when the B-29 Superfortress named 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 desperate, last-ditch defense to ensure a bloody reception for an Allied invasion, surrendered five days later." "In this book, historian and author Normal Polmar tells the story of the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 program, and the combat operations of the B-29 type. After nearly two decades of restoration, the Enola Gay has become one of the highlights of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport. The Enola Gay is the complete account of the aircraft - from concept to artifact - whose controversial mission changed the course of world history." --Book Jacket
Notes "Publication of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Enola Gay (Bomber)
B-29 (Bomber) -- History.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1597975060 (electronic bk.)
9781597975063 (electronic bk.)