War's end: an eyewitness account of America's last atomic mission

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On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps Major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress, in command of his first combat mission, one devised specifically to bring a long and terrible war to a necessary conclusion. In the belly of his bomber, the Bock's Car, was a newly developed, fully armed weapon that had never been tested in a combat situation - a weapon capable of a level of destruction never before dreamed of in the history of the human race...a bomb whose terrifying aftershock would ultimately determine the direction of the twentieth century and change the world forever. The last military officer to command an atomic mission, Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney has the unique distinction of having been an integral part of both the Hiroshima and the Nagasaki bombing runs. His book is an extraordinary chronicle of the months of careful planning and training; the setbacks, secrecy and the snafus; the nerve-shattering final seconds and the astonishing aftermath of what is arguably the most significant single event in modern history: the employment of atomic weapons during wartime.
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subject_facetAtomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Autobiographies
Biographies
Electronic books
Generals -- United States -- Biography
Personal narratives, American
Sweeney, Charles W
United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
title_displayWar's end : an eyewitness account of America's last atomic mission
title_fullWar's end : an eyewitness account of America's last atomic mission / Charles W. Sweeney and James A. Antonucci & Marion K. Antonucci
War's end : an eyewitness account of America's last atomic mission [electronic resource] / Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney, U.S.A.F. (ret.) with James A. Antonucci and Marion K. Antonucci
title_shortWar's end
title_suban eyewitness account of America's last atomic mission
topic_facetAerial operations, American
Atomic bomb
Electronic books
Generals
Moral and ethical aspects
Sweeney, Charles W
World War, 1939-1945