Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Aerial view from tail gunner's position of Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" of cloud of smoke billowing 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, Japan, after the explosion of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb, August 6, 1945; photograph made by S/Sgt George R. Caron. [A/C number 44-86292]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Atomic bombs - American - Japan - Hiroshima-shi--1940-1950
  • B-29 (Bomber)
  • Enola Gay (Bomber)
  • Nuclear weapons
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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S/Sgt George R. Caron

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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