2020 & August 9th, 2020
Never forget: 75th anniversary of the Atomic Bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
As someone who is fascinated by aircraft these are sad days for me.
On these days, 75 years ago, the United States Army Air Force dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 people in Nagasaki (according to official numbers) and maiming countless others physically and psychologically.
The delivery of the atomic bombs with the harmless names "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" were brought about by two B-29 Bombers named "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar" (pictured below). These were the two single attacks carried out in history to claim the most lives. Way more than 9-11 or Pearl Harbour.
Most of us have heard these facts many times before, but it is very important to remember these horrible events to make sure nothing like this will ever happen again!
We are living in times, when ruthless politicians and strategists consider the use of atomic bombs (delivered by aircraft or missiles) again as feasible! Especially as people who like aircraft, we must oppose such horrendous and dangerous stupidity, which endangers every living thing on this planet.
NEVER AGAIN! ALL ATOMIC BOMBS MUST BE DISMANTLED, FOREVER!
Therefore this memorial will replace my usual homepage for four days.
All else is accessible as normal, with the exception of the two nuclear strike variants of the A-5, which will be available again on August 10th.