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Underside of the nose of B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009

Caption   Underside of the nose of B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 26 Apr 2009
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Jun 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 May 2011 08:06:15 PM

SHE BELONGS TO THE AGES: ENOLA GAY

The engines long silent, forever anchored to the ground, her crew have passed on, and the
same for the one's who built her.
She's here for future generations to see and
touch.
Enola Gay named after Col. Paul W. Tibbets
Mother.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2011 07:58:35 PM

Enola Gay, was a Martin built B-29-45-MO
serial number 44-86292.
She was one of fifteen B-29s with Silverplate
modifications made to carry the Atomic bomb.
On May 9,1945 while 44-86292 was still on the
assembly line, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets Jr.
selected the bomber to be the one he would pilot for the Atomic bomb mission.
Enola Gay: number 82 was assigned to the
393rd Bombardment Group, 509th Composite
Squadron.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2011 08:14:49 PM

B-29 44-86292 was accepted by the USAAF on
May 18, 1945, she flew to Wendover, Utah left
13 days later for Guam, where she received modifications to her bomb bay, and flew on to
Tinian.
July 6, 1945 crew flew training missions,
August 5, 1945 mission was a go, Enola Gay
left Tinian for Japan.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Mar 2012 06:00:16 PM

The radome under the fuselage between the two bomb bays could be one of two different radar sets.
The AN/APQ-13 Radar Bombing/Navigational Aid or the later AN/APQ-7 Eagle Bombing-Through Overcast Radar Unit.

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