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The ground crew of the B-29 "Enola Gay" which atom-bombed Hiroshima, Japan. Col. Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot is the center. Photographed on Marianas Islands in Guam. The entire Enola Gay's flying crew on August 6, 1945 consisted of twelve men: Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. – aircraft commander, Captain Robert A. Lewis – co-pilot and Enola Gay's assigned aircraft commander, Major Thomas Ferebee – bombardier, Captain Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk – navigator, U.S. Navy Captain William S. "Deak" Parsons – weaponeer and bomb commander, Lieutenant Jacob Beser – radar countermeasures (also the only man to fly on both nuclear bombing aircraft), Second Lieutenant Morris R. Jeppson – assistant weaponeer, Technical Sergeant George R. "Bob" Caron – tail gunner, Technical Sergeant Wyatt E. Duzenberry, flight engineer, Sergeant Joe S. Stiborik – radar, Sergeant Robert H. Shumard – assistant flight engineer, and Private First Class Richard M. Nelson – radio operator. (UPI Photo/USAF/Files)
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Paul Tibbets stands inf ront of the Enola Gay, the B29 bomber that delivered the atomic bomb to Hirioshima in Japan on August 6, 1945. (UPI Photo/USAF/Files)
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"Little Boy" the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945, is seen here in this undated handout photo. The bomb was released through the bomb bay doors of the "Enola Gay" from a height of about six miles. (UPI/File)
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the Enolay Gay, the B29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima lies in pieces in the Smithsonian Institution's workshop, in Suitland, MD. Alongside the bomber is the fuselage of a World War II Heinkel 219 German night fighter. (UPI Photo/Files)
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An unidentified newsman stands amid the rubble of Hiroshima in September 1945, a month after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. The city had a population of roughly 400,000, three-quarters of them were civilians. (UPI/File)
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A war correspondent examines the rubble left after the city of Hiroshima was leveled by the atomic bomb dropped at exactly 8:15AM on August 6, 1945. (UPI Photo/Files)
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JAPAN: BOMBING, HIROSHIMA; ATOMIC BURST. At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base 0: the rising column. August 5, 1945. Two planes of the 509th Composite Group, part of the 313th Wing of the 20th Air Force, participated in this mission; one to carry the bomb, and the other to act as escort.(UPI Photo/USAF/Files)
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