August 6, 1945. The justified and necessary bombing of Hiroshima

    August 6, 1945. The justified and necessary bombing of Hiroshima

    Just after 8am, local time, on August 6, 1945, Captain Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, navigator of the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay took control of the flight. He lined the plane up on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At 8:16am, the bombardier, Major Thomas Ferebee. Ferebee fixed his Norden bombsight on his target aim point, the T-shaped Aioi Bridge, and released the 15 kiloton, Little | Read More »

    A Fateful Monday Morning

    Statement by the President, August 6, 1945 THE WHITE HOUSE Washington, D.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 6, 1945 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British | Read More »


    Now I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds

    With regards to Jesus (The Apologist) Diaz over at Gizmodo who found this: The Japanese resolve to fight had been seriously hampered in the preceding months. Their losses at Iwo Jima and Okinawa had been staggering. Their navy had ceased to exist as an effective fighting force and the air corps had been decimated. American B-29’s made bombing runs over military targets on the Japanese | Read More »