Thursday, September 03, 2015

Historical trivia quiz

Everybody knows that the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was the Enola Gay, named for the mother of its pilot, Paul Tibbets. But flying ahead of the Enola Gay was another B-29, a weather reconnaissance plane. It found that the weather was perfect, and OK'ed the attack on the primary target. Had it been too cloudy for accurate targeting, they would have diverted to a secondary target.

What was the name of that aircraft?

First correct answer in the comments wins the internets for today.

Hint: This is a poker blog.


Mr. Fabulous said...

The Straight Flush.

Do I win the interwebz????

slickmv said...

Straight Flush

Rakewell said...

I'm ruling slickmv the winner, because there's no "the" in the name of the airplane. Sorry, Mr. Fabulous.

slickmv said...

If the judges will permit it, I would like to concede to Mr. Fabulous, on the basis that the definite article is frequently prepended onto the names of vessels, including airplanes. Consider: the Queen Mary; the Titanic; the Minnow; or, as in the original article above, the Enola Gay.

Mr. Fabulous said...

A gracious gesture slickmv, however I did answer the question with the intent of including the "The" as an official part of the name. I fully accept Rakewell's decision. Please use your newly won internet for the powers of good!