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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.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
L16 Scott Willey Apr 27 Fr 1:30-3:00 pm Unity of Charlottesville A

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