Enola Gay: The Aircraft and the Atomic Mission

Join us for a Special Presentation in which Col. Scott Willey will discuss the B-29 Enola Gay - its history, the mission on which it dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat, the aircraft’s restoration by the National Air and Space Museum, and a brief overview of the development of the Little Boy

bomb that was used against Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Scott A. Willey is a retired USAF colonel. During his more than 27 years on active duty (1968-1995), he served in a variety of command and staff positions in acquisition, aircraft maintenance, education, and operational requirements. After retiring, he was a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses and Burdeshaw Associates working on NATO programs and the KC-46 tanker proposal. He became a volunteer docent at the National Air and Space Museum in 1977 and served during assignments in the Washington D.C. area. Upon retirement, he also became a restoration and collections volunteer and is currently restoring a Goodyear blimp control car. Col. Willey holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from San Jose State University and an MS in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

**Special Presentations are free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please call the OLLI office at 434.923.3600 / toll-free 877.861.9207.**

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2825 Hydraulic Cir, 22901
Charlottesville
27 April , Friday 13:30

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