70th Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
View of the B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay,' on its return from the bombing mission over Hiroshima, as it is taxis on the North Field of Tinian airbase, North Marianas Islands, August 6, 1945. The plane had dropped an atomic bomb, codenamed 'Little Boy,' on the Japanese city.
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: Taken at Tinian Island on the afternoon of August 5, 1945, this shows the tail of the Enola Gay being edged over the pit and into position to load "Little Boy" into the bomb bay. The weapon is in the pit covered with canvas. Various personnel and guards are standing around the loading area. (Photo from U.S. National Archives, RG 77-BT)