USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', 5 Aug 1945

Caption   USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', 5 Aug 1945 ww2dbase
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Added Date 15 Mar 2010

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1. Bill says:
29 Apr 2011 10:10:54 PM

ON THEIR WAY TO THE EMPIRE AFTER AUGUST 6TH THE WORLD WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN: 1945 THE BIRTH OF THE ATOMIC AGE TO ALL THE BLEEDING HEARTS AND WINNERS OUT THERE, NO PEARL HARBOR, NO HIROSHIMA OR NAGASAKI WHAT PART OF THIS DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND... TO ALL THE BLEEDING HEARTS AND WINNERS THINK ABOUT THE 50 OR SO LITTLE WARS BEING FOUGHT IN THE WORLD, AND ALL THE OTHER LITTLE WARS FOUGHT SINCE THE END OF WWII, AND THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF THEM SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II. NOT IN MY BACKYARD: WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE HORROR OF ALL CONVENTIONAL WAR, BUT DO WE? BUT NUCLEAR WAR! THAT'S DIFFERENT AND ITS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO SHOUT OUT A LITTLE MORE, BUT ITS STILL THE SAME DEATH, DESTRUCTION, DISEASE, SUFFERING. SOMEBODYS GOTTA DO SOMETHING: TO END SUCH A WAR, AS WORLD WAR II I SAY DROP THAT SUCKER TWICE!... DID YOU KNOW DURING THE HIROSHIMA RAID THERE WERE 145 B-29s ON BOMBING RAIDS OVER THE EMPIRE THAT DAY, DROPPING CONVENTIONAL BOMBS! THAT KILLED PEOPLE AND DESTROYED PROPERTY... CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT DROPPING IRON BOMBS, AND DROPPING AN ATOMIC BOMB ON TOP OF IT! WHAT IS THIS, ITS CALLED WAR. NOW IF SOME OF YOU, CAN THINK DEEP ENOUGH, WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE GERMANS AND THE JAPANESE HAD THE BOMB...COME ON YOU CAN DO IT..THINK, THINK...TIMES UP.
2. Anonymous says:
12 Oct 2015 06:50:48 AM

Bill, that was amazing, thank you.

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