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To: Borges
Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, he was aboard the bomber that dropped a weapon nicknamed Little Boy on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945.

As usual the AP proves they're a bunch of morons.

"Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima. "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki.

7 posted on 12/06/2005 1:04:13 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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11 posted on 12/06/2005 1:07:54 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: COEXERJ145
Ignorant poltroon. The Editor should be hogtied to a Pumpkin Bomb, loaded aboard Enola Gay or another SILVERPLATE B-29 and dropped, Slim Pickens style, over Hiroshima or Nagasaki to atone for the error. This is sheer ignorance.

Ashworth had a flying career in Europe prior to his stint at Los Alamos. Basically, he became an atomic ballistics guy like Deak Parsons. Ashworth's job was much easier than Parson's. Ashworth, iirc, only had to switch the arming plugs on Fat Man from Green (Safe) to Red (Live). Parsons had to actually go into the bomb bay and arm the rifle in Little Boy's ass end.

Brave men, all.

BTW, Bock's Car is in flyable condition, with some restoration at the Boeing facility in Wichita. Enola Gay has been restored to such condition that it, too, could be brought into airworthy condition after reworking and rewiring at Boeing.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

15 posted on 12/06/2005 1:12:40 PM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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