Tuesday, August 09, 2011

BOCKSCAR, LITTLE BOY, AND NAGASAKI + 66 YEARS (reposted from last year)

NAGASAKI--before and after.

If not for a couple last minute changes, I would be writing about a B-29 Superfortress named The Great Artiste and the city of Kokura, Japan. Instead, it's the B-29 Bockscar and the city of Nagasaki that we remember as the site of the second wartime nuclear detonation, effectively ending WWII.

Few remember or think about Bockscar and its crew. After all, it's just the one mission that ended WWII. You will see scant postings about it on the internet. MSM and cable outlets, virtually zero mention. Of course any coverage in the MSM will depend on whether the White House issues a statement of apology.

This is a proud day in the history of the United States of America. Read about the events of this day. Post about it. But never apologize. (link has news report of ceremony held Monday in Nagasaki. No U.S. reps attended due to "schedule conflicts.")

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