On 5 Augustduring preparation for the first atomic mission, Tibbets assumed command of the aircraft and named it after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets, who, in turn, had been named for the heroine of a novel. The American Legion drew Harwit into a debate over the exact figure to use in the exhibit—despite his having documented the number expected by the War Department at the time. Many of these letters quoted facts and opinions from a series of negative articles printed in Air Force Magazine. Both sites feature a recessed wall in the ground, though the Vietnam Memorial has only two sides of a triangle. Sam Johnson R-Tex. Martin Harwit, letter to a veteran.
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Harwit met with mixed reviews when he explained his position in an op-ed column titled "The Enola Gay: