A week in history August 6 - 12

Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the “Enola Gay,” waves from his cockpit before takeoff August 6, 1945. The B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay” dropped the first atomic bomb dubbed “Little Boy” during the attack on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II on August 6, 1945. The atomic weapon weighed nearly 9,500 pounds and its explosive yield was estimated to be around 15 kilotons, the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT (trinitrotoluene). (Courtesy Photo)

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