Air Date: Week of April 6, 2012
The desert winds blow through the old rusted hangar in Utah where the Enola Gay, the airplane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, was once housed.
[SOUND OF DESERT WINDS: Scott Smallwood “Rusted Womb Of Bomber” from Desert Winds: Six Windblown Sound Pieces and Other Works (Deep Listening 2002)]
GELLERMAN: We leave you this week in a rusting relic from World War 2.
[SOUND OF DESERT WIND THROUGH OLD HANGER]
GELLERMAN: Winds howl through a hangar at Wendover Air Field in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. The windows are smashed, the walls rusted. Once the hangar was home to the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan. And, by the way, the Enola Gay hangar is now being restored, thanks to a Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service.
[SOUND OF DESERT WIND THROUGH OLD HANGAR: ]
GELLERMAN: Scott Smallwood recorded sounds of these fading memories for his CD Desert Winds.
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