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mcds99 07-07-2009 11:39 AM

Little Boy and Fat Man were the names of the bombs.

geoffcwilson 07-07-2009 03:07 PM

"What was the name of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki?
Everyone knows the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima - the Enola Gay - but how about the one that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki 3 days later? This B-29 was known as "Bock's Car", and Nagasaki was not its original target - the intended target city was Kokura, which escaped as the bomber was under orders to attack only a clear target and the city was shrouded in smog at the time. Nagasaki was the first alternative target city."
h t t p://www.world-war-2.info/trivia/trivia_5.php

myklt8 07-07-2009 04:05 PM

You guys need to go to the WWII museum in New Orleans, very moving
I think the D-day exhibit is up until October
My Granddad landed on June 6, and his division is covered very well
the pacific exhibit is a real eye opener, like the OP says, a different time

john smack 08-20-2009 03:06 PM

these pictures are wicked including the link pic. If you have more please share

Preacher 08-20-2009 03:44 PM

Thanks for posting these! I loved them and hope you will post as many as you can!

rnjstel 08-20-2009 03:58 PM

If you guys are interested in other WW2 candid's, I am lucky enough to have my Grandfathers scrap books and all papers, etc:

He photographed tons of stuff, mostly fun goofy things that have been lost to time. But, these are some of my favorites:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2.../grampa001.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/rstel/sherm2.jpg

Those guys were the original hard core guys. Heck, I couldn't make it through my first one year tour in the Middle East in the late 80's without taking a leave at 6 months (and phoning home to loved ones when I could) to come home.

He split in early 42 and didn't come until until late 45 except for one short leave before embarking to Europe in 43 . Just V Mail and letters!

Hard Core Group

AK4Dave 08-20-2009 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by rnjstel (Post 1296912)

Those guys were the original hard core guys. Heck, I couldn't make it through my first one year tour in the Middle East in the late 80's without taking a leave at 6 months (and phoning home to loved ones when I could) to come home.

He split in early 42 and didn't come until until late 45 except for one short leave before embarking to Europe in 43 . Just V Mail and letters!

Hard Core Group

Yep......they were a different breed back then. When I read about what these old timers did up here in Alaska, all I can say is...."we are wimps these days."

sandman 08-21-2009 09:07 AM

I have a few pictures of Okinawa and some B-29 nose art is interested I can put a few up.
Steve

AK4Dave 08-21-2009 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by sandman (Post 1297957)
I have a few pictures of Okinawa and some B-29 nose art is interested I can put a few up.
Steve

Of course....post away...!!!

AK4Dave 08-21-2009 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Gunny (Post 1297823)
Hey now dont sell short my Marines of today!

no sir..........not at all...:thumbsup:


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