A fiery controversy ensued that demonstrated the competing historical narratives regarding the decision to drop the bomb. There its wings began to rust and vandals even damaged the plane. In , the Enola Gay was fully disassembled and moved to the Paul E. In the s, members of the th Composite Group asked for a proper restoration of the aircraft. Their motivations, at this time, stemmed primarily from the poor condition of the aircraft.
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What we have been seeing at the Legislature in terms of bills proposing new taxes has been relatively tame. It has officially started its journey through the legislative gauntlet. Why do I call this bill the Enola Gay? You might remember from the history books that Enola Gay was the name of the aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb on the City of Hiroshima in World War II. There is an income tax hike.
Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93
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There were many memorable ships and planes that played a larger-than-life role in the American war effort of the s. But one plane in particular has a more difficult and ambivalent history. She would soon serve an important purpose that was aimed at finally putting an end to the war. The story of the Enola Gay actually starts before the outbreak of the War in the Pacific.