Enola Gay at the Bomb-Loading Pit

Enola Gay loads an atomic bomb known as Little Boy at Tinian Island's bomb-loading pit

On the 5th of August, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay was at Tinian Island.  Positioned near a bomb pit, she was waiting to receive a new weapon code-named "Little Boy."

The U.S. National Archives has a description for this picture:

Taken at Tinian Island on the afternoon of August 5, 1945, this shows the tail of the Enola Gay being edged over the pit and into position to load "Little Boy" into the bomb bay. The weapon is in the pit covered with canvas. Various personnel and guards are standing around the loading area.

Media Credits

Photo RG 77-BT, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.




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