Thread: the last bomb
#1 the last bomb08-09-2011, 10:19 PM
today the 2nd and last Abomb is dropped on the city of Nagasaki. Early in the morning of August 9, 1945, a B-29 Superfortress called Bockís Car, took off from Tinian Island, with the prayers and blessings of its Lutheran and Catholic chaplains, and headed for Kokura, the primary target. (Its bomb was code-named "Fat Man," after Winston Churchill.) With instructions to drop the bomb only on visual sighting, Bockís Car arrived at Kokura, which was clouded over. So after circling three times, looking for a break in the clouds, and using up a tremendous amount of valuable fuel in the process, it headed for its secondary target, Nagasaki.
after the Hiroshima bomb the IJA beleived it was the only one the Americans had. no fear
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