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September 21, 2004

Enola Gay

The Enola Gay and the Smithsonian presents "contemporary articles, reports, and documents" from a proposed revisionist exhibition of the famous bomber.

In 1994, the National Air and Space Museum planned to exhibit the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, as part of a political horror show. A raging controversy ensued when Air Force Magazine and the Air Force Association brought the plans to the notice of the public, the news media, and Congress. In 1995, the museumís parent organization, the Smithsonian Institution, pulled the plug on the original exhibition and replaced it with a straightforward program that eventually became the most popular exhibition in the museumís history.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 21, 2004 05:55 AM

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