End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Enola Gay readied for Hiroshima mission

    5 August 1945. With final preparations underway for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the force commander who will pilot the flight instructs that his mother’s name, Enola Gay, be painted on the B-29’s nose. The bomber’s regular pilot (who will co-pilot this mission) is outraged.

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    ‘Little Boy’ is loaded onto the B-29 bomber Enola Gay