The cockpit of the Enola Gay - the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Col. Paul Tibbets occupied this seat as airplane commander on 6 August, 1945. B-29 manuals emphasized that a Superfortress commander was "no longer just a pilot" and was "overseeing a combat force all your own."
The B-29 Superfortress. A four engine US heavy bomber which flew first in combat on 5 June, 1944. It featured a pressurized cabin, electronic fire control and remote controlled guns. The B-29 Enola Gay dropped the atomic weapon Little Boy on Hiroshima on 6 August, 1945 followed by Bockscar's raid on Nagasaki with Fat Man on 9 August, 1945.
Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.