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Famous murderer of thousands of people began to exhibit the museum

July 3 2009
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July 3, 1949 bomber "Enola Gay", which is 6 August 1945 dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, which killed at least 150,000 people, became the National Museum of Air and Space USA. The aircraft - bomber Boeing B-29 U.S. Army Superfortress, B-29-45-MO, serial number 44-86292, served in 509 special air group, consisting of 15 modified for delivery of nuclear weapons B-29 bombers, based on Tiniane, an island in the Marianas chain.

«Enola Gay» was selected personally by the commander of the special air group 509 Paul Tibbets May 9, 1945 more on an assembly line plant of Glenn L. Martin Company in Omaha, Nebraska.

Prior to the bombing of Hiroshima plane made 8 training and 2 sorties, and on July 31 produced a "dress rehearsal" to drop atomic bombs using layout bomb "Little Boy". August 5, 1945 the aircraft was named Tibbetts after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets. from the aircraft was the world's first atomic bombing.

July 3, 1886 inventor Karl Benz of Mannheim made the world's first trip to the car of his own design. In the tests, his car reached speeds of 16 km / hr.

3 July 1966 on the Pacific atoll of Mururoa in French Polynesia, conducted its first nuclear test in France. After Paris lost its influence in Africa and the landfill in the Sahara, this atoll has become the main venue for the French tests of nuclear weapons.


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