Aug 6

Atomic Bomb Footage: Tinian (1945)

Friday, August 6, 2010 5:37 PM

Mr. Colamaria has uploaded to our YouTube Channel a silent film about the atomic bomb. Part 1 of this raw, silent footage from Tinian during World War II shows the loading of the “Little Boy” atomic bomb aboard the B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay,” and early morning activity on Tinian on 6 August, 1945, prior to takeoff

Part 2 contains footage of the landing of the B-29 “Enola Gay” after completion of its atomic bomb mission over Hiroshima, and the awarding of the Distinguished Service Cross to its pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. It then shows preparation of the “Fat Man” bomb for the second atomic mission over Japan.

Part 3 shows footage of the “Fat Man” atomic bomb being loaded aboard the B-29 Superfortress “Bock’s Car,” and aerial footage of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Japan.

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