A Solemn Vow

  • Martin Harwit


The Enola Gay had played a pivotal role in the lives of the 509th veterans visiting the National Air and Space Museum’s Paul E. Garber Restoration Facility that day in 1980. In their youth, on Tinian Island in the Pacific, they had worked on the aircraft, flown in her, or walked past her a hundred times with pride. Ken Eidnes, twenty-two years old at the time, had taken some of the first color pictures of her in an era when color photos were rare. Driving to Garber that day, he and his comrades could still recall this powerful aircraft gleaming under Tinian’s tropical sun.


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  • Martin Harwit

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