U.S. Air Force Plane Boeing B-29 Super-fortress Enola Gay

AC-One of the U.S. Air Force?s most famous war planes, the Boeing B-29 Super-fortress ?Enola Gay? lands at its Tinian Base on July 2, 1949, after the historic atomic bombing mission against the Japanese City of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, pilot on the atomic bombing mission will fly the ?Enola Gay? from cocooned storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Tuscon, Ariz. to Orchard Place Airport this week-end for presentation by Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg to officials of the Smithsonian Institution for future display in the proposed National Air Museum to be located in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. The ?Enola Gay? will be on display during Air Force Association?s National Air Fair at Chicago on July 3 and 4. and will be stored at the National Air Museum?s field storage facility the former Douglas Aircraft Co. plant adjacent to Orchard Place Airport until permanent quarters are provided for the Air Museum. (AP Photo)

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