75 years ago, this war pilot dropped the first nuclear bomb …


Today is 75 years ago that war pilot Paul Tibbets dropped the first nuclear bomb ever on Hiroshima (Japan), ending World War II. Tibbets never excused himself for that. “I did what I had to do,” he used to say. To show that he would do it again, in 1975 during an air show in Texas, he threw a fake nuclear bomb, which exploded with a mushroom cloud.
How many times have you sung along when Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD for short) is on the radio with their eighties hit Enola Gay? The song with that famous chorus phrase “It shouldn’t ever have …


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