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B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay' at Tinian, Mariana Islands immediately after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945

Caption   B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay' at Tinian, Mariana Islands immediately after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 519393
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B-29 Superfortress   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 6 Aug 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Mar 2010
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. bishop says:
22 Mar 2010 05:58:53 AM

Wow, what a photo, I wonder how the crew was feeling?
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2011 07:30:32 PM

IF I WERE ONE OF THE CREW, I WOULD SAY, ALIVE
AND GOING HOME IN 1945...THEY KNEW, THE WAR WAS OVER, AND EVERY GI AND WOMAN IN THE WAVES, WASP, WAC, COAST GUARD AND MARINES, EVERY CIVILIAN ON THE HOME FRONT, WERE READY TO GET BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF LIVING. ASK ANY VETERAN OF ANY WAR.
WOULD I FEEL GULITY, HELL NO I SAY DROP THAT SUCKER TWICE! IF THE BOMB WOULD HAVE BEEN
AVAILABLE TWO YEARS EARLER, THE WAR WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER IN 1943.
LESSONS LEARNED: EVIL NEVER SLEEPS
3. don says:
7 Nov 2012 08:35:58 PM

'DROP THAT SUCKER TWICE'

My, aren't we bloodthirsty...

I agree with Truman's decision to bring the war to a speedy end by using the bombs. I don't feel as though the atomic bombs were any more or less moral than a bayonet. But I don't thrill to it...sheesh.

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