Nov 2, 2007
Pilot that dropped A-bomb on Japan died
The bomb on Hiroshima
The commander of the B-29 plane that dropped the first atomic bomb, on Hiroshima in Japan, has died. Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr died at his home in Columbus, Ohio, aged 92. The five-ton "Little Boy" bomb was dropped on the morning of 6 August 1945, killing about 140,000 Japanese, with many more dying later...BBC
War is always about destruction. Some may say that the bomb was justified because after the bombing stopped, it was the beginning of the end of the war in the Pacific countries. Subsequently, Japan surrendered shortly after a second bomb was dropped, on Nagasaki, three days later.
Do you think you would lose sleep if you were the pilot that dropped the A-bomb killing more than 140,000 people? We are not talking of ants here - but real lives and people just like you and me. Think about this.