The navigator of the Enola Gay describes the experience of dropping the atomic bomb and his crew's reception back at the U.S. base.
Their mission was to destroy two cities in Japan, and that is what they did. Fifty years after the atomic bomb missions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, surviving crewmen of the Enola Gay and Bockscar speak out about those fateful days at the end of a terrible war and how the weight of their task changed them-and the world-forever. Hear the airmen's stories as only they can tell them, with interviews from the 50th reunion of the mission crews, rare archival footage, and invaluable personal recollections.
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