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  •  The third bomb (4+ / 0-)
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    efraker, PhilJD, glitterscale, kurt

    would have been ready to drop on August 20.

    You know what's scary?  Folks left Hiroshima by train after August 6 and went home to Nagasaki.  One man says he saw 'Bock's Car' diving away after the drop, remembered Enola Gay doing the same thing over Hiroshima and had enough warning to find shelter and survived.  I wonder if there is a japanese word for a double hibakusha?

    •  you're right! (3+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, glitterscale, kurt

      I looked it up in the Bulletin back-issues - while we only had enough Uranium-235 for one bomb (Little Boy), but Hanford was producing enough plutonium that we could have made 3 or 4 more before September, and the third bomb (to drop on Sapporo) was due 8/20 or /21.

      "Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange ... including a public option" President Obama, 7.18.09

      by efraker on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 05:06:19 PM PDT

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