Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and Sacramento, California.

Today's question is:
What was the name of the aircraft from which was dropped the first atomic bomb, on Hiroshima? (bonus point if you can identify the pilot)

13 comments:

Stopped Clock said...

Enola Gay

PeggyU said...

Enola Gay, wasn't it?

Law and Order Teacher said...

Enola Gay.
Paul Tibbetts.

Forest said...

Enola Gay.

pseudotsuga said...

That's the "Enola Gay." Can't remember the pilot's name.
But the 2nd atomic bomb was dropped by the B-29 "Bock's Car" onto Nagasaki--do I get bonus points for knowing that?!

Chanman said...

Plane: Enola Gay
Pilot: COL Paul Tibbets. He just died within the last year or two.

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark said...

Enola Gay
Paul Tibbets

Steve, USMA '85 said...

Enola Gay.

I'm going to kick myself when you post the name of the pilot because I know it. I hate brain cramps.

Steve, USMA '85 said...

Just came to me, Paul Tibbets.

I knew I knew it. Just needed to think about something else for a minute. I read his biography in high school.

Anonymous said...

the enola gay

~maia_orual

MAJ K said...

COL Paul Tibbets, Pilot-in-Command of the Enola Gay, named after his mother.

allen (in Michigan) said...

The aircraft was named the "Enola Gay" and the pilot was named, I believe, Tippet?

Curmudgeon said...

Enola Gay's husband!