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Winged Icons Roll Out of Mothballs (Unveiling of Newly Refurbished Enola Gay)
Boston Globe ^ | December 14, 2003 | Hope Crystal

Posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:19 PM PST by bush8years

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:11:11 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CHANTILLY, Va. -- There it was, that gleaming silver Boeing B-29 Superfortress: huge, plump, and more evocative now, as a retired bomber on clunky yellow stands, than on the morning of its major mission, before it changed the world.Fully assembled for the first time in 40 years, the Enola Gay is a chilling centerpiece in the National Air and Space Museum's new companion facility, opening tomorrow at Dulles International Airport.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atombomb; b29; enolagay; wwii
I tried to find the most complimentary coverage on this historic news event. Most articles I found on Google News related to this story only want to discuss the rabidly anti-war demonstrations against this exhibit at the Smithsonian.
1 posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:20 PM PST by bush8years
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To: bush8years
The Enola Gay and its crew are my collective heroes.

God bless Freedom, and our way of life.

Dictators and communists hate us. Good. He!!, I'd drop the bomb myself.

BTW, the Globe idiot called the SR-71 an SR-72.
2 posted on 12/14/2003 3:02:57 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Soros gave up on the job-loss FR takeover, so now they are spamming it with vanities.)
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To: MonroeDNA
Well after

Hanging overhead is the Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, a first-line fighter that scored important US victories, and the jet of the famed Flying Tigers,

nothing surprised me.

Now in the case of aircraft powered by unducted fans the line between props and jets may be blurred, but the P-40 is not such a case.

3 posted on 12/14/2003 3:25:06 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("No÷ne has the right not to be offended" John Cleese)
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