Thursday, August 06, 2015
70 years ago, this aircraft spoke for America
On August 6th, 1945, this Boeing B-29 sent a message to Japan, loud and clear.
(front row) Staff Sgt. Caron, Sgt. Stiborik, Staff Sgt. Duzenbury, Pvt. 1st Class Nelson, Sgt. Shumard
The call then went out to them again to surrender and put an end to the war this very day, seventy years ago. But sadly for the people of Nagasaki, that overture was rebuffed.
Three days later, this aircraft sent them another message:
This time, they got it. The war ended and people stopped killing and dying.
The second crew.
(front row) Staff Sgt. Buckley, Master Sgt. Kuharek, Sgt. Gallagher, Staff Sgt. DeHart, Sgt. Spitzer
All so young back then. They changed the world.