Thanks again to the makers of the bomb .My dad was in California training for the invasion of mainland Japan when the bomb was dropped. Good chance I probably wouldn’t be writing this if it hadn’t happened !
“ Made in America, Tested in Japan !”
My dad had recovered from burns suffered in a crash in the CBI Campaign. He was sure that his number would be called again.
My Dad was waiting to ship out with his infantry battalion to the Pacific theater when the bombs were dropped. I’m here for that reason.
We were stationed in Yokohama 1956-58. I was in the third grade and played baseball with Japanese kids. Subject of war never came up.
Heck, at the time I thought WWII only involved the Nazis!
But yeah, we shouldn’t lightly celebrate August 9th. Just observe with sad solemnity that the murderous Japanese warlord regime made such an enormous act unfortunately necessary.