The World War II Multimedia Database

For the 72 Million

B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay“ Lands After Dropping Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Image Information
After dropping the “Little Boy“ atomic bomb on Hiroshima, “Enola Gay“ B-29-45-MO serial number 44-86292 encountered a single Japanese fighter that did not engage. The mushroom cloud could still be seen an hour later when Enola Gay was 360 miles (579 kilometers) from Hiroshima. The Enola Gay landed at North Field, Tinian, at 1458 Hours. The Great Artiste (B-29-40-MO 44-27353, victor number “Dimples“ 89) the scientific plane, and Necessary Evil (B-29-45-MO 44-86291, victor number “Dimples“ 91), the photographic plane, landed a few minutes later. The Enola Gay was airborne for twelve hours and thirteen minutes.
Image Filename wwii1144.jpg
Image Size 2.17 MB
Image Dimensions 2700 x 1905
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed August 06, 1945
Location North Field
City North Field
State or Province Tinian
Country Marianas
Archive United States Air Force
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

Next Post

Previous Post

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2024 The World War II Multimedia Database

Theme by Anders Norén