2008

I had always wanted to visit Tinian so at the end of the MHT tour I  stayed on for a few days to explore Guam and take a daytrip to Tinian to  see the bomb-pits where the A-bombs were loaded.  I met Gen. Paul  Tibbits many years ago and it was very interesting to see the spot where  the first combat A-bomb was loaded into his plane, "Enola Gay".  He  flew the mission that dropped the "Little Boy" A-bomb over Hiroshima on  August 6, 1945.  Then a few days later on August 9th, after loading up  the "Fat Man" bomb at the bomb-pits here on Tinian, Capt. Frederick Bock  flew "Bock's Car" on the mission that wiped out Nagasaki.