July 31,1945 — Harry S. Truman gives the order to drop the bomb anytime after August 2 “Weather Permitting.” Two atomic bombs were dropped over Japan:
August 6, 1945 (Hiroshima, Japan), then three days later August 9, 1945 (Nagasaki, Japan) to prove that we had more bombs and could do it again (we only had two bombs).
“Little Boy” was the code name for the bomb dropped over Hiroshima, dropped by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group of the United States Army Air Forces. It was the first atomic bomb to be used as a weapon.
“Fat Man” was the code name for the atomic bomb dropped over Nagasaki.
“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.” -Lyndon B. Johnson
“If it’s not love. Then it’s the bomb. Then it’s the bomb. The bomb that will bring us together.” -THE SMITHS