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PURE ROCKABILLY WITH BUDDY HOLLY

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Recorded in 1956

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KOOL-AID AD FROM 1957

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REMEMBERING LUCILLE BALL ~

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                    (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

Lucille Désirée Ball  was a comedian, film, television, stage and radio
actress who is best remembered as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo, wife of
“Ricky” ( her actual husband Desi Arnaz) in the CBS-TV sitcom I Love
Lucy
which ran from 1951 to 1957. Lucy was one of the most popular
stars in America with one of Hollywood’s longest running careers,
especially on television. She began acting in the 1930s on radio
and in B-movies.

Lucy received thirteen Emmy Award nominations with four wins. She
was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She
received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the
Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
in 1989.

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Lucy with husband Desi Arnaz

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Filming an episode on the set of I Love Lucy

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A LOOK AT THE BOMBER ~ ENOLA GAY

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Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Super fortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, mother of pilot Paul Tibbets  (shown below). On 6 August 1945 Tibbets and his flight
crew dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, thus leading to the end of the war.

Tibbets was just 29 years old at the time. The Enola Gay became the first aircraft to
drop an atomic bomb as a weapon of war. The plane, now housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, has been restored, and Tibbets attended
the unveiling in 2003. 

 

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                                   Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets

              (born February 23, 1915 – died November 1, 2007)

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 Enola Gay on display in the Steven F. Udar-Hazy Center at the Smithsonian Museum 

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IT WAS 66 YEARS AGO TODAY

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The 393rd Bombardment Squadron crew of the B-29 Enola Gay. 

During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two
atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first
on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. For six months prior to the bombings, the United States fire-bombed 67 Japanese cities and  calling  for the surrender of Japan in a declaration issued on July 26, 1945. The Japanese
government ignored the ultimatum and by executive order of President Harry S.
Truman, the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon “Little Boy” (shown below) on the
city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of the
second atomic bomb, “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on August 9. Within the first two
to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people
in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki,with roughly
half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Enola Gay (above)
dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima.

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The atomic bomb “Little Boy”

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The explosion of “Little Boy”

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HIROSHIMA DAMAGE

Hiroshima after the bombing

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