Robert A. Lewis

Robert Alvin Lewis (October 18, 1917 – June 18, 1983) was a United States Army Air Forces officer serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was the co-pilot and aircraft commander[2] of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress bomber which dropped the atomic bomb Little Boy on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.

Robert A. Lewis
Capt. Lewis, c. 1945
Born(1917-10-18)October 18, 1917
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 18, 1983(1983-06-18) (aged 65)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
Unit509th Composite Group
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsSilver Star[1]
Spouse(s)Mary Eileen Kelly
Other workChemist, Manager, Pilot

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