Sorry, but Kokura would have got the drop had the clouds not covered it when Fat Boy got there. It was the primary target.
posted on 08/03/2005 7:45:13 PM PDT
Ah, the Kokura cloud "cover story" courtesy of Secretary Stimson and the after action Official Story
developed to appease the fury -- among others -- of Pius XII and Catholic hierarchs in the USA.
So let us consider for a moment the What if. If Kokura been the target it would have been equally an immoral and godless act which the Catholic Church would have condemned and which would have brought shame on the glorious name of the USA.
posted on 08/03/2005 9:28:11 PM PDT
("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
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