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Commander A. Francis Birch (painting L-11) and Norman Ramsey with 'Little Boy', Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul-Aug 1945

Caption   Commander A. Francis Birch (painting L-11) and Norman Ramsey with 'Little Boy', Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul-Aug 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 May 2014

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Noah Expert says:
23 Aug 2017 06:48:17 AM

It looks very much like Birch is actually painting "Little Boy" on the side - not L-11
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
23 Aug 2017 09:16:26 AM

Little Boy assemblies were designated L-1, L-2, L-3, L-4, L-5, L-6, L-7, and L-11.

L-1, L-2, L-5, and L-6 were used in test drops.

L-3, L-4, and L-7 were never used.

L-11 was the bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan.

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