Colonel Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay's cockpit. The Boeing B-29 on 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named 'Little Boy', was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan

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Colonel Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay's cockpit. The Boeing B-29 on 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named 'Little Boy', was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan
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Image ID: R242B8