Pilot of Plane That Dropped the Hiroshima Bomb Died

There are 8 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Nov 1, 2007, titled Pilot of Plane That Dropped the Hiroshima Bomb Died. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man who piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II has died.

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Old School

Nashville, TN

#1 Nov 1, 2007
People like him are REAL HEROES. Who knows how many lives (American, Japanese, and all other nationalities) this brave man saved by helping speed the ending of World War 2. REMEMBER: there would have been no Hiroshima had there been no Pearl Harbor.

“Protect our natural resources”

Since: Jul 07

Napa Valley

#2 Nov 2, 2007
Old School wrote:
People like him are REAL HEROES. Who knows how many lives (American, Japanese, and all other nationalities) this brave man saved by helping speed the ending of World War 2. REMEMBER: there would have been no Hiroshima had there been no Pearl Harbor.
I agree, that was a real war.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#3 Nov 4, 2007
It's funny how some people today try to re-write history. Japan, Germany and America were in a race to build an Atomic Bomb. Whoever got it first was going to use it and win the war. America got there first. It still took 2 of them being dropped before Japan surrendered. Millions of people would have died if America had to do a D Day style invasion of Japan. Gen. Paul Tibbets was a true hero. I just hope the bomb never has to be used again, but we need to keep a few around in this country, just in case.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#5 Nov 5, 2007
BWG wrote:
It's funny how some people today try to re-write history. Japan, Germany and America were in a race to build an Atomic Bomb. Whoever got it first was going to use it and win the war. America got there first. It still took 2 of them being dropped before Japan surrendered. Millions of people would have died if America had to do a D Day style invasion of Japan. Gen. Paul Tibbets was a true hero. I just hope the bomb never has to be used again, but we need to keep a few around in this country, just in case.
Wasn't Germany just a few of weeks from having their's ready?
jobee

San Antonio, TX

#6 Nov 5, 2007
ClownMan wrote:
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Wasn't Germany just a few of weeks from having their's ready?
Germany was close to having a bomb ready but the Allied Bombing in Europe slowed or stopped their development in the last few months of the war. Japan had decided to concentrate on chemical and biological weapons instead and had manufactured and stored great quantitiies of these. They would have used these to kill large numbers of Allied soldiers if an invasion took place.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#7 Nov 5, 2007
jobee wrote:
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Germany was close to having a bomb ready but the Allied Bombing in Europe slowed or stopped their development in the last few months of the war. Japan had decided to concentrate on chemical and biological weapons instead and had manufactured and stored great quantitiies of these. They would have used these to kill large numbers of Allied soldiers if an invasion took place.
Check out the stories about the last German U Boat commander to surrender. He had 2 dead Japanese (by suicide) onboard, with some raw uranium ore. The US took it and sent it to Oak Ridge, it was later processed and "returned" to the Japanese in a more refined state, in the form of 2 bombs. No extra points for guessing where.:)
jeanne

Quezon, Philippines

#8 Jul 8, 2008
wala mang sagot sa mga tanong ko d2.
charlene

Quezon, Philippines

#9 Jul 8, 2008
ang panget mo JEROME T. RIVERA JR.

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