*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
Enola Gay: The Aircraft and the Atomic Mission
Scott Willey will discuss the history of the B-29 Enola Gay, the mission on which it dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat, the aircraft’s restoration by the National Air and Space Museum, and a brief overview of the development of the Little Boy bomb that was used against Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Scott A. Willey is a retired USAF colonel. During his more than 27 years on active duty (1968-1995), he served in a variety of command and staff positions in acquisition, aircraft maintenance, education, and operational requirements. After retiring, he was a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses and Burdeshaw Associates working on NATO programs and the KC-46 tanker proposal. He became a volunteer docent at the National Air and Space Museum in 1977 and served during assignments in the Washington D.C. area. Upon retirement, he also became a restoration and collections volunteer and is currently restoring a Goodyear blimp control car. Col. Willey holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from San Jose State University and an MS in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
|L16||Scott Willey||Apr 27||Fr||1:30-3:00 pm||Unity of Charlottesville||A|