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Enola Gay , the B bomber that was used by the United States on August 6, , to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima , Japan, the first time the explosive device had been used on an enemy target. The aircraft was named after the mother of pilot Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. The B also called Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber that was built by Boeing. In the B was selected to carry the atomic bomb, and a number of the aircrafts subsequently underwent various modifications, such as reinforcements of the bomb bay. That year Lieutenant Colonel Tibbets, who was one of the most experienced B pilots, was tasked with assembling and training a crew. The modified Bs were later flown to the U. On July 16, , the United States successfully tested an atomic bomb.
On 6 August , during the final stages of World War II , it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named " Little Boy ", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima , Japan, and caused the near-complete destruction of the city. Enola Gay participated in the second atomic attack as the weather reconnaissance aircraft for the primary target of Kokura.