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Good! As far as I am concerned the A bomb was 5 months too late. All their souls should rot in hell including their leader. Yeah for for the allies. They were justified in every effort to limit the fanatic a..holes. In other words, MF THEM!
 

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My Grandfather's brother was in on the Manhattan Project. It was never spoke of beyond this fact and to this day my Mom still believes he was based at Camp Upton because that was the "story" and, according to Mom, all his mail was postmarked from Upton. I found out ten/fifteen years ago he was in Los Alamos. Even showed her the roster I found. But no.... Uncle Joe would have never mislead her....


I even got an acknowledgement signed by President Carter from when he died but I've got no clue where it is. Packed away somewhere.

http://www.atomicher...e/joseph-dvorak

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it's a bittersweet reminder of what was & what is.

Imagine the headline today if we actually had the nuts to bomb Tehran.
 
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"After September 11, the first reaction of just about every prominent Western leader was to visit a mosque: President Bush did, so did the Prince of Wales, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, the prime minister of Canada and many more. And, when the get-me-to-the-mosque-on-time fever died away, you couldn't help feeling that this would strike almost any previous society as, well, bizarre. Pearl Harbor's been attacked? Quick, order some sushi and get me into a matinee of Madam Butterfly!"

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On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America's military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked - by one man standing on a table, screaming "Allahu akbar!" and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/355421/know-thine-enemy-mark-steyn
 
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Before the Enola Gay was cleaned up and put on display, it was stored in the Smithsonian's warehouse & restoration complex in Maryland.

I was taking a tour of the site one day and was surprised to see a B-29 fuselage all covered in dust and grit with the wings lying beside it. I looked up toward the cockpit and there it was..."Enola Gay." THE Enola Gay! I was stopped short for a minute...tugged at the sleeve of the guy I was with...and just pointed. Very powerful to see it...and then to touch it and remember.

(Know as Silver Hill, the old warehouse complex and restoration facility has at least thirty large storage buildings filled with every imaginable air artifact...from gun turrets to whole planes and from every possible county imaginable. Not sure where all that stuff went, I think it was to Dulles Airport. If you ever get a change to tour....it's better than the Air and Space Museum.

Here's the website about Silver Hill: http://airandspace.si.edu/garber/

Here's how to visit the new restoration center in Chantilly, VA:

http://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/things-to-do/tours.cfm
 

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Before the Enola Gay was cleaned up and put on display, it was stored in the Smithsonian's warehouse & restoration complex in Maryland.

I was taking a tour of the site one day and was surprised to see a B-29 fuselage all covered in dust and grit with the wings lying beside it. I looked up toward the cockpit and there it was..."Enola Gay." THE Enola Gay! I was stopped short for a minute...tugged at the sleeve of the guy I was with...and just pointed. Very powerful to see it...and then to touch it and remember.

(Know as Silver Hill, the old warehouse complex and restoration facility has at least thirty large storage buildings filled with every imaginable air artifact...from gun turrets to whole planes and from every possible county imaginable. Not sure where all that stuff went, I think it was to Dulles Airport. If you ever get a change to tour....it's better than the Air and Space Museum.

Here's the website about Silver Hill: http://airandspace.si.edu/garber/

Here's how to visit the new restoration center in Chantilly, VA:

http://airandspace.s...to-do/tours.cfm
I remember all sorts of foot dragging, excuses of lack of space and even moral BS over displaying the Enola Gay. It's good to see it was finally done right.
I sent my above photo to my Dad (Pacific theater combat vet). He really liked seeing her all fixed up.
 
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