(Little Boy) At 1:45 a.m. on August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber, took off from Runway A on Tinian Island carrying the atomic bomb Little Boy. Captain Colonel Tibbets and 12 other people were on board.
Two minutes after the takeoff of the Enola Gay, at 1:47 a.m., a second B29, the Great Artiste, an atomic bomb scientific observation aircraft, took off. This was followed another two minutes later, at 1:49 a.m., by a third B-29, Necessary Evil, a camera plane.
Sixty eight minutes prior to the takeoff of the Enola Gay, to be precise, at 0:37 a.m. on August 6, three B-29 weather reconnaissance aircrafts took off, one after another. Straight Flush, Jabit III and Full House were heading for Hiroshima, Kokura and Nagasaki, respectively.