This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Briefing before first atomic bomb mission

Briefing before first atomic bomb mission

C038/6085

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions:

Editorial use only.

Caption

Colonel Paul Tibbets Jr. World War II. The bomb, named Little Boy, was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, on 6th August, 1945. Tibbets piloted the aircraft "Enola Gay" that dropped the bomb. Captain William Parsons (far right) was weaponeer and mission commander. The atomic explosion, equivalent to 12,500 tonnes of TNT, destroyed the city. A second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki three days later. Over 220,000 people died in the attacks, and thousands were injured. Japan surrendered on 15th August. Also seated at the table are Brigadier General Thomas Farrell (far left), Rear Admiral William Purnell (second left) and General Carl Spaatz (third from left). Photographed in Guam, on 5th August 1945.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}