Re: Little Boy and Fat Man
Well I am darn glad we had them and that we used them. My father was stationed on ASBD-3 (a floating dry dock that repaired battleships) in Guam from 1943 till the war was over. Had we not used the bombs, the ASBD-3 was destined to be moved even closer to Japan to support the pending invasion of the Japanese mainland and most likely my father's chance of being killed would have increased drastically. As it was, the Guam dry dock base was just behind the front lines, and those there endured the constant threat of attack. He survived the war and came home. Being that I was born 15 years after the end of the war, I would probably never been born if he had been moved up to support the invasion of Japan.