A week in history August 6 - 12

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. On August 6, the same day as the bombing of Hiroshima, Maj. Richard Ira Bong, a former Lockhead P-38 Lightning pilot and Medal of Honor recipient was killed when the Lockhead P-80 Shooting Star he was piloting during a test flight exploded midflight. Fairchild AFB‘s “Bong Street,” was named in honor of him. (Courtesy Photo)

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