Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Airplanes
From: News Bureau, Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle 14, Washington. S-1452, June 29th, 1949. THE BOEING B-29 SUPERFORTRESS, ENOLA GAY. The "Enola Gay" a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, is famed as the first airplane to drop an atomic bomb on an enemy target - Hiroshima, August 6th, 1945. It was the largest version of the B-29, at that time possessing now Curtiss-Wright reversible pitch electric propellers, a fuel injection engine and a manifold fuel system. Stripped for action at Hiroshima, all turrets and blisters other than the tail turret were removed from the airplane. It was named in honor of the mother of its pilot Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets. The airplane later participated in the Bikini atom bomb tests. Gift of the Boeing Company. Used in Utah Historical Quarterly, Fall, 1963. See also: Wendover Air Force Base, and Tibbets, Paul W.
From: News Bureau, Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle 14, Washington. S-1452, June 29th, 1949; Used in "Utah Historical Quarterly" Fall (1963); See also: Wendover Air Force Base, and Tibbets, Paul W.