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RE: Last of the Enola Gay crew passes away.
(07-31-2014 01:16 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(07-31-2014 12:02 PM)john01992 Wrote:  Can't imagine having to be the crew of that mission.

They didn't really know what they had till they dropped it. They were told it was a really big bomb and that they should go full throttle once they dropped it. They were given some preparatory info like "don't look at the flash" that could indicate it was something really special, but till they saw the mushroom cloud they had no real clue what they had been carrying.

I read that they had been told that it was an A-bomb during the flight. They might not have realized exactly what an A-bomb would do, but they did find out what it was before they dropped it. Actually, IIRC one of them at least had guessed it.
08-17-2014 08:29 PM
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They saved a huge number of lives by ending the war earlier
than it would have been.
08-19-2014 03:47 AM
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The guys who dropped the Nagasaki bomb knew what was going to happen.
10-12-2014 12:50 PM
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