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Hiroshima - Bomb Run

What was it like to be part of the crew which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? This video clip, from a BBC documentary on the subject, includes recreated scenes and interviews with men who flew the mission. 

Paul Tibbets, the pilot-in-command, tells us that he had cyanide capsules in case the plane was downed and the crew captured.  When he asked whether anyone wanted a pill, one man said "yes."  He was the person who knew the most about the bomb (which was dropped on August 6, 1945).

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Media Credits

This vide clip is from a BBC documentary - Hiroshima - in which surviving members of the "Enola Gay" crew talk about their mission to deliver the atomic bomb to that city. The documentary is part of a significantly broader BBC series on the History of World War II and is online via BBC's Worldwide Channel at YouTube. Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.

 

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