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Airplanes are cool. #bockscar #wpafb

I'm really standing at the wrong spot 😲...#bockscar #nagasaki #atomicbomb #us #airforce

Two planes like this ensured I would exist... Thank you #enolagay and #bockscar! #b-29

Dad's back to his old tricks again. #model #B29 #superfortress #bockscar #modelairplane

BEVERLY & THE ATOMIC BOMB DROPPED ON NAGASAKI. On this day in 1945, Beverly native Fredrick Lincoln Ashworth, a Navy weapons specialist, was the crewman tasked with arming the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. On the morning of August 9, 1945 the B-29 bomber called the “Bockscar” took off for Japan; a few minutes into the flight, Ashworth “replaced the plutonium bomb’s green testing plugs with red firing plugs, completing its arming.” The “Bockscar” dropped the bomb on Nagasaki, “killing and wounding tens of thousands and leaving much of the city in ruin.” Within days of the Nagasaki atomic strike, Japan surrendered, ending World War II. Ashworth was born on January 24, 1912, at 66 Dane Street to Fred (draughtsman and tool designer for the United Shoe Machinery Corporation) and Minnie. The family lived at 15 Larcom Ave, and in 1918 moved to a Wenham farmhouse. Because Wenham did not have a high school of its own, Ashworth attended Beverly High School (class of 1928) where he was Student Council President and on the track and cross-country running teams. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, and was assigned to the top secret wartime Manhattan Project. In 1935, he married Peabody native Nathalia Louise Bliss, with whom he had three sons. Ashworth retired from the Navy in 1968 with the rank of Vice Admiral, and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for more than three decades. He died on December 3, 2005 at the age of 93; he is buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery. (Source material: A big thank you to Kevin & Pegge Bochynski for bringing this to our attention. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/us/frederick-l-ashworth-93-atomic-bomb-handler-dies.html?_r=0; Beverly Birth Records; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Ashworth) #beverlyma #beverly #history #navy #nagasaki #bockscar

Skull/ Nose Art for Paul.

70 yrs ago today #Bockscar drops #FatMan over #Nagasaki and as we wait to see if Japan will surrender we ready three more Nuclear bombs

This particular plane, dropped on the 9th of August 1945, the atomic bomb on Nagasaki...
#usa #oh #ohio #dayton #afmuseum #wwii #ww2 #usaaf #bomber #boeing #b29 #superfortress #bockscar #aviation #warbird #keepemflying #history #dora_guides

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I'm really standing at the wrong spot 😲...#bockscar #nagasaki #atomicbomb #us #airforce

Whilst driving through Ohio we stopped in Dayton to visit the National Museum of the US Air Force.
This is the Bockscar B29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. After visiting Japan many times, it was very strange to see this and the Enola Gay B29 the week before in Washington.

Dad's back to his old tricks again. #model #B29 #superfortress #bockscar #modelairplane

*clicks on dubstep vid* *listens for a bit* *scrolls to comments* reading... *wheeze* #worldwar2 #WWII #america #1776 #fatman #littleboy #enolagay #bockscar

The "Bockscar" that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki and took off on the runway that my grandfather built specifically for it. Also, the only Valkyrie left in existence. .
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#valkyrie #bockscar #awesome #thankful #bestday #livingthedream #aviation #unitedstatesairforcemuseum #blessed #adventure #travel #bucketlist

Standing beside the plane that dropped (fat man) atomic bomb over Nagasaki Japan that resulted in 75,000 plus deaths not including the thousands that died and got sick from radiation exposure. This forced Japan into surrendering WW2, not much leaves me speechless or in shock but walking around this aircraft just thinking I was blank faced.. #woah #Nagasaki #Japan #atomicbomb #ww2 #history #b29bomber #avgeek #museum #sightseeing #unbelievable #unitedstates #bockscar #sightseeing #nuclearbomb #fatmanbomb #littleboybomb #Hiroshima #photography #upcloseandpersonal #photoshot #radiation #nuclear #atomic #selfie #daytonohio #raw #death

Only got to see about a fourth of it, but I got to see the Doolittle Raiders fly over! I'll be coming back for damn sure! Now on to the hockey game.

#airforce #airforcemuseum #bockscar #fatmanbomb

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