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Posted: 9/10/2001 8:40:17 AM EDT
[url]http://wire.ap.org/APnews/main.html?FRONTID=NATIONAL&STORYID=APIS7EB754O0[/url] Hiroshima Bomber to Be Restored By DERRILL HOLLY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Enola Gay, the plane used in the bombing of Hiroshima, is headed for restoration and then display two years from now, much as it looked in 1945. The plane that ushered in the atomic age was loaded aboard a flatbed trailer Wednesday for transport to a storage and restoration facility in Suitland, Md.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 8:50:25 AM EDT
Cool. But what will the Japanese say, and wait, that sounds suspiciously like it could be used for patriotic purposes? I didn't know we were still allowed to be patriotic.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 8:55:56 AM EDT
Built in America. Tested in Japan.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 9:07:45 AM EDT
Somebody set up us the bomb.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 9:12:01 AM EDT
Let's wait and see, by the time all of the new age do gooders get done wailing and bitching our elected leaders might back off. We've seen it before.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 7:47:32 PM EDT
Can't find the linked story...wish they would put it back in flying condition..
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 8:01:00 PM EDT
launch all zig for great justice seriously though, I hate to see pics of those airplane junk yards in the desert where they're letting hundreds of WW2 planes rot away
Originally Posted By w00dy: Somebody set up us the bomb.
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Link Posted: 9/10/2001 8:03:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sharky30: launch all zig for great justice seriously though, I hate to see pics of those airplane junk yards in the desert where they're letting hundreds of WW2 planes rot away
Originally Posted By w00dy: Somebody set up us the bomb.
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Those planes are long gone.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 8:28:56 PM EDT
I believe I read that the Smithsonian bowed to pressure from the Japs to tone down their 50th anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Wouldn't want to offend them. Of course, they might actually have to explain to their kids what happened in the late 30's and 40's. A Japanese exchange student friend of mine in high school was a little shocked to learn of Japanese aggression. They never taught her that Japan attacked US first! At least we admit to our imperialist tendencies in the history books( assuming kids still read them.)
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