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Lowering 'Fat Man' bomb into a bomb pit at the airfield on Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 3 of 5Lowering 'Fat Man' bomb into a bomb pit at the airfield on Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 4 of 5
Lowering One of the two bomb pits at the airfield on Tinian, Mariana Islands from which the atomic bomb mission to Nagasaki, Japan was launched, Aug 1945
Lowering 'Fat Man' bomb into a bomb pit at the airfield on Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 5 of 5One of the two bomb pits at the airfield on Tinian, Mariana Islands from which the atomic bomb mission to Nagasaki, Japan was launched, Aug 1945
Signatures of technicians on the tail of the Technician filling external crevices of
Signatures of technicians on the tail of the 'Fat Man' bomb while the bomb was in Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945Technician filling external crevices of 'Fat Man' bomb with putty in front of Assembly Building Number 2, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945
Technician spraying Technician spraying
Technician spraying 'Fat Man' bomb with plastic paint in front of Assembly Building Number 2, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 1 of 4Technician spraying 'Fat Man' bomb with plastic paint in front of Assembly Building Number 2, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 2 of 4
Technician spraying Technician spraying
Technician spraying 'Fat Man' bomb with plastic paint in front of Assembly Building Number 2, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 3 of 4Technician spraying 'Fat Man' bomb with plastic paint in front of Assembly Building Number 2, Tinian, Mariana Islands, Aug 1945, photo 4 of 4
US personnel checking an atomic bomb casing, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1945Captain William Sterling Parsons and Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr. briefed the crew of B-29 Superfortress
US personnel checking an atomic bomb casing, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1945Captain William Sterling Parsons and Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr. briefed the crew of B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay' before the Hiroshima attack, 5 Aug 1945
Crew of USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber
Crew of 'Enola Gay' over Hiroshima, Japan: Maj. Thomas W. Ferebee, bombardier; Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. pilot; Capt. Theodore J. Van Kirk, navigator; Capt. Robert Lewis, officer crew; 5 Aug 1945USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', 5 Aug 1945
'Little Boy' bomb in a bomb pit, ready to be loaded onto B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay', Tinian, Mariana Islands, 6 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 3'Little Boy' bomb in a bomb pit, ready to be loaded onto B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay', Tinian, Mariana Islands, 6 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 3
B-29 bomber
'Little Boy' bomb in a bomb pit, ready to be loaded onto B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay', Tinian, Mariana Islands, 6 Aug 1945, photo 3 of 3B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay' backing over the bomb pit containg 'Little Boy' bomb, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 6 Aug 1945
B-29 Superfortress Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. waved from the cockpit of Enola Gay, 6 Aug 1945
B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay' landing at Tinian, Mariana Islands after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. waved from the cockpit of Enola Gay, 6 Aug 1945

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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944