About a plane: An Old Ghost

  • The Museum currently has over 80 aircraft and dozens of space artifacts on display including the Space Shuttle “Enterprise”; an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft; the Dash 80 prototype of the Boeing 707; the B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay;” and the de Havilland Chipmunk aerobatic plane, to name a few.”
  • As a frequent history-channel watcher and WWII history buff and American, I was outraged at the Japanese delegation this week protesting the Enola Gay display at the Air and Space Museum.”
  • It was not clear if the Enola Gay was damaged.
  • “‘If they want to show these planes, that’s fine but we can’t help but also demand that they show the damage and the stories that take place behind these weapons,’ said Terumi Tanaka, 71, a survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack which occurred three days after Hiroshima. A total of 230,000 people were killed in the two attacks. Japan surrendered unconditionally six days after the Nagasaki bombing.”