It was initially given the Victor squadron-assigned identification number 12, but on 1 August, was given the circle R tail markings of the 6th Bombardment Group as a security measure and had its Victor number changed to 82 to avoid misidentification with actual 6th Bombardment Group aircraft. They knew what was going on because they knew where we were. Tibbets did not fly in that mission. Retrieved 4 August General Groves had a brigadier-general who was connected back to Washington DC by a special teletype machine.
His scores make his case.
The Story of Hiroshima
So I got you beat by three years. Guys you had flown with in Europe? Nelson's plans to become a pilot were dashed at the Santa Ana Army Air Base because of poor eyesight. Retrieved 25 June And he hates fat men. Enola Gay' s crew on 6 Augustconsisted of 12 men.
Archived from the original on 24 June That's the point that bothers me. Hiroshima was the primary target of the first nuclear bombing mission on 6 August, with Kokura and Nagasaki as alternative targets. Tibbets, who maintained that he didn't have any regrets about the World War II mission, had been in decline for months. My edict was as clear as could be.