My dad was on the fall river to witness the first A bomb test.
Was looking at his pictures just yesterday.
Very cool plane, I got to climb around in it a couple weeks ago. It’s last assignment in the SAC was as an atomic training plane, so it has the framework in the bomb bay that would allow the early bomb’s to be attached to the shackle.
Gabriela Pickett has a “city of peace” because that bomb was dropped. What part of that does she not get? Another example of Can’t Understand Normal Thinking.
Gabriela Pickett world renown peacenik and socialist.
The way to stop this garbage is that the group bringing the B-29 thanks them, and flies instead to another nearby town for an awesome display.
Make sure to publically and repeatedly “thank” the artist and the petition signers for making you aware that you arent welcome there.
My dad was an intelligence officer with the 509th Composite Bomb Group and participated in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and was devastated over the necessity to drop the bombs. He later participated in the 1946 Bikini tests. He would be happy that there are no reinactments
I don’t know about this glamorization of destruction business, but the idea of a “great wall of fire” reenactment of about 100,000 people being killed seems to be in poor taste.
"It blowed up REAL GOOD!"
DOZENS across the country signed it, you say?!!
Live, on stage, for one time only...the Hydrogen Bomb!
Well hell, FiFi isn’t dropping a real atomic bomb.
She’s not dropping anything...it’s buried pyrotechnics...like a movie.
But, we can’t “offend” anybody...so... Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima never happened.
There was a time, in the not so distant past, that the then Confederate, now Commemorative Air Force, would have told the busybodies to pound sand.
In fact they were famous for telling them to mind their own business, that the air show was historically accurate, and the A-Bomb demo was instructive.
I have seen the Miss FiFi A-Bomb demonstration several times, and was always very impressed with the manner of presentation, not to mention the nifty mushroom cloud!
As Rush said today, in reference to another issue, there is a point where “NO!” is the only answer.
Air Show organizers should have said “NO!” And dropped their bomb!