Friday, August 06, 2010

COLONEL PAUL W. TIBBETS AND CREW INTRODUCE "LITTLE BOY" TO WORLD--updated with video of Hiroshima Maidens

At 08:15, Japan Standard Time, 65 years ago today, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets piloted a B-29, the "Enola Gay," over Hiroshima and released the first atomic bomb. "Little Boy" was a 15 kiloton atomic warhead that changed the world forever.


***Photos of the aftermath
here.

Upon Col. Tibbets' death a few years ago, Andrea Shea King did a podcast report on his life and career. (ASK comes in at 6:50, so just scroll to that point.)

An apology? Doug Powers reports.

Unspoken apology? Newsy.com has a video report.

Below, THIS IS YOUR LIFE from 1955--Hiroshima Maidens:

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