B29

Discussion in 'War Against Japan' started by chrisdoughty28, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. chrisdoughty28

    chrisdoughty28 Junior Member

    August 9 Major Charles Sweeney flew another B-29 bomber, Bockscar, from Tinian. Thick clouds over the primary target, the city of Kokura, drove Sweeney to a secondary target, Nagasaki, where the plutonium bomb “Fat Man” was dropped at 11:02 that morning. More powerful than the one used at Hiroshima, the bomb weighed nearly 10,000 pounds and was built to produce a 22-kiloton blast.
    Visited Dayton US Airforce Base saw the Bockscar very thought provoking.
    Was it right or wrong ???? image.jpeg
     
  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Right
     
  3. chrisdoughty28

    chrisdoughty28 Junior Member

    Proponents of the A-bomb–such as James Byrnes, Truman’s secretary of state–believed that its devastating power would not only end the war, but also put the U.S. in a dominant position to determine the course of the postwar world.
    Many would argue that the declaration of war by Stalin and the invasion ended the war. The previous months of fire bombing over sixty cities in Japan and the very high casualties had no significant effect.
     

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