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The B-29 ‘Enola Gay,’ gets prepared for a mission, 1945 at the Island of Tinian. (Courtesy photo) AFSOC Heritage and the Manhattan Project
Seventy-one years ago this month, the 509th Composite Wing executed the first operational deployment and use of nuclear weapons in history. In the context of the Manhattan Project, the historic development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M., and also the Enola Gay and Bockscar, are the most familiar stories in both popular culture and military
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