Skip to comments.August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission
Posted on 08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT by mkjessup
71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan.
We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history.
And God Bless President Harry Truman for having the guts to authorize the mission not only on Hiroshima, but 3 days later on Nagasaki, thus ending the War in the Pacific.
I say we tell them to "lighten up!"
My wife, being Japanese, reminds me whenever this anniversary comes up. Despite the seriousness of such a thing, it’s more like a running joke between us. Especially with me being former military. Tonight, I asked her: So, if Japan had the same bomb back then, do you think they would’ve dropped it on LA or San Francisco? She said, oh yeah. No doubt. I said, well there you have it.
Not only did the atomic bombs end the war in the Pacific, but it has kept the major powers at peace for more than 70’years.
Of course there have been proxy war since 1945, but nothing on the scale of the Second World War.
Odungo won’t do his normal bow and dribble....he’s
too busy kissing his own azz to take notice
I’m with you FRiend.
Old saying: Get there firstest with the mostest!
So much has changed since then.
Back then, our leaders and the media were solidly and unabashedly on our side against the Axis powers. Now, it seems like they are all siding with the enemy.
Considering that Truman didn’t even know about the Bomb when he took office, he certainly made the right choice to go ahead, as any sane person would have, any person who was sick of the war and the carnage, and wanted it to be over.
Listen to or read any contemporary news reporting of the war-it’s almost shocking to hear pro-American bias from the news media!
The one thing that surprises me is that the LGBTQ Nazis haven’t demanded that the word “Gay” be stricken from the nose of that aircraft, and from the historical record of the event.
I’m awe of what men can build and what power nature holds.
I forget how old the Earth is. 4 Billion years?
How long has mordern man been around?
In the past 100 years, something happened taht made men’s knowledge and ability go off the charts!!!!
This is a short video of an excellent documentary I saw about the lead up to the dropping, the dropping, and the aftermath:
Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb
When I first watched the full documentary on Net Flix, I felt the enormity of the event when it was dropped...as much as I could watching it on TV. I can’t even imagine the adrenaline and anxiety of the actual mission.
That is a rare piece of history you have there FRiend. ;)
A very good point, and it also bears noting that General Curtis LeMay went on to create and build the Strategic Air Command which helped to keep that peace. One of the truly great American warriors.
Excellent points FRiend, and on the subject of Truman being unaware of the very existence of the atomic bomb when he took office, if you’ve not seen it, I highly recommend Gary Sinise’s portrayal of Truman in the movie of the same name (released in 1995) he nails the character and the scenes in which Truman is first informed of the Manhattan Project and his subsequent decision to drop the bombs are (IMHO) exceedingly well done.
I agree. When I think of things like that, it makes me think of the ending of 2001:
I have a good related story for this:
My grandfather was an engineer and a welder during WWII. He first worked at the Bremerton shipyards near Seattle. He was offered a job to work at the Hanford Site in eastern Washington.
His job there? His group welded together the outer shell/casing of the Fat Man bombs. The designs and plans and original ideas came from Los Alamos, but the actual steel shell of the things were built in Hanford.
~Extraterrestrial reverse engineering.~
Of course they would have. I thought the Japanese were working on nucs too. In fact, a submarine had left Germany, with nuclear material, for Japan's nuclear weapons program, but I think the Germans surrendered the sub to the US.
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