Frederick E. Donald L. Fred Olivi in Bockscar. HolseCpl. Enola Gaypiloted by Tibbets, took off from North Fieldin the Northern Mariana Islandsabout six hours' flight time from Japan, accompanied by two other Bs, The Great Artistecarrying instrumentation, and a then-nameless aircraft later called Necessary Evilcommanded by Captain George Marquardt, to take photographs. PingCpl. Now looking into tomorrow, that's something else again.
They didn't know whether the bomb would actually work and, if it did, whether its shockwaves would rip their plane to shreds. Harold Agnew. Peter Lang Publishing.