Enola Gay on Display in Smithsonian

Enola Gay on Display in Smithsonian

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(KSL News) -- The plane that dropped the first atomic bomb is about to re-enter the public spotlight. The Smithsonian unveiled the B-29 bomber known as the Enola Gay for reporters today.

After World War II, the Enola Gay, which was stationed in Wendover, was dismantled and put into storage. In 1984, The Smithsonian began restoring it.

The 20-year-project is the most extensive restoration effort in the museum's history. It goes on display at Virginia's National Air and Space Museum in December.

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