You did the right thing. You know the Japanese attitude at that time, how fanatic they were, theyd die for the Emperor...Every man, woman, and child would have resisted that invasion with sticks and stones if necessary...Can you imagine what a slaughter it would be to invade Japan? It would have been terrible. The Japanese people know more about it than the American public will ever know.
Japanese pilot Mitsuo Fuchida in a conversation with Paul Tibbets.
Taken from Flyboys by James Bradley
One a visit to the Udar-Hazy Center, one of the guys who was supposed to fly a floatplane on a chem warfare mission against the invasion fleet said he was proud that after visitors see his plane, they will look up and see "the plane that saved my nation." He was referring to the Enola Guy.