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To: dirtboy

My dad was Army Air Corps, back from overseas at the time but waiting to be sent out again if it hadn't been for Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender.

I once asked him his opinion on Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. He said, "If word got out that he had a weapon that could have ended the war and chose not to use it, someone would have killed him."


27 posted on 08/07/2006 6:36:51 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: joylyn

Exactly.

Having the bomb in 1945, and not using it, would have been an act of insanity.


31 posted on 08/07/2006 6:39:03 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: joylyn
"My dad was Army Air Corps, back from overseas at the time but waiting to be sent out again if it hadn't been for Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender."

My dad was a Naval Aviator. PBY (Flying duck-flying patrol boat/plane) Had orders to Okinawa. I hadn't been born yet. Probably alive because of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki raids.
86 posted on 08/07/2006 11:48:21 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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