June 28, 1995

The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution puts the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, on display. The exhibition program is 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- strongly objected.