As an aside, Colonel Paul Tibbets retained his “rock star status”, well into old age and infirmity. Whenever he would make a scheduled public appearance at Sandia Atomic Museum on the grounds of Kirtland Air Force Base, the crowd was easily SRO in the aircraft hangar.
Many of those who visited were children and grandchildren of veterans who would have been part of the estimated 2 million strong landing in a D-Day style of invasion of Japan, with horrific casualties, had the bombs not been dropped.
The museum has since moved off base and is now called the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Definitely a good tour in Albuquerque.
I ve got his autograph on the picture in the window of Enola Gay..
I visited the museum in Nagasaki in 1960s that had various artifacts from the bomb including bones infused into rocks. The museum was subsequently replaced by a newer facility in 1996.