Sightings: Hazy's Hits
A photo gallery of airplanes at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.
- By Michael Klesius
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 17, 2009
Dane A. Penland
The first bomber to house a crew in pressurized compartments, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was designed for the European theater of World War II but was used more in the Pacific. This Superfortress, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb in history on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. A second B-29, Bockscar, dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki three days later, bringing an unconditional surrender from Japan and the official end to the war. Penland was able to light the airplane inside and out for a unique shot.