The Enola Gay B-29 goes on display at the National Air and Space Museum
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1995: The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution finally put the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, on display. The exhibition program was straightforward and factual.
Earlier, amid major controversy, the museum canceled plans to show the Enola Gay as a prop in a politicized horror show after Congress and the public--alerted by reports from the Air Force Association--took strong objection.