OK, help me here Section...I thought I remembered USAF General Sweeney -- recently deceased and the commander of "Bock's Car" that day -- say that "Fat Man" was essentially armed before takeoff. Is that true? Maybe I remember it wrong, or perhaps Gen. Sweeney was alluding to the uncertainty of the bombs "safe mode". Either way the Island of Tinian and all of it's inhabitants could have been vaporized if "Bock's Car" had failed to get off the ground.
posted on 12/06/2005 2:18:09 PM PST
(When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
Ashworth armed the bomb after takeoff.
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