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Thread: Today in History

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    Jul 2011

    Today in History

    A dark day which no one has mentioned here or on the news media that Ive seen. Today is the anniversary of our Atomic bombing of Hiroshima. I knew one of the crew, Bob Caron the tailgunner was a CAF member and lived in Denver, passing on some years back. He has a book about the mission.

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    December 7, 1941 was a dark day. August 7, 1945 was a bright day.

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    Aug 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by waltermitty View Post
    December 7, 1941 was a dark day. August 7, 1945 was a bright day.
    The opinions and statements of this poster are largely based on facts and portray a possible version of the actual events.

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    Nov 2011
    Actually it was August 6, 1945. And it was both a dark and a very bright day for the poor residents of Hiroshima. You can debate the dropping till the cows come home but I suspect it was one of those agonizing decisions that needed to be made based on the available evidence of the time.

    August 9th, other than the birthday of both my mother and my wife, is another anniversary that Bill will likely note in a few days. Let's continue to mark these yearly anniversaries in the hope that we never ever have a new date to remember.

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