National Nuclear Security Administration
This video will give you a glimpse into a unique perspective when it comes to the U.S. dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. Now before we get into this, it’s is not our intention to start any political talk or whatnot. It’s simply to show you how people felt about it back then and what they knew or didn’t know.
Russell Gackenbach was the second lieutenant aircraft navigator and photographer who flew on the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay. He took some private photographs during his mission as well, as he only knew that the bomb they were dropping has never been used before. He’ll go into more detail about that during the video.
“As far as I’m concerned I’ve had a good life, this has really…not affected me. I still have no regrets.”-2nd Lt. Russell Gackenbach
As for the outcome, we all know it. Little Boy flattened a vast amount of Hiroshima only to be succeeded by Fat Man which struck Nagasaki. As for the events of these days, there’d be no better person to tell you about it than the man who was actually there.
Take a listen to what he has to say. It’s very interesting.