The B-29 superfortress took off at 3: 47 A.M.
from the island of Tinian,
an American airbase in the Pacific Ocean.
It was August 9,1945, a Thursday.
The giant airplane was named Bockscar.
Piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney,
it carried in its payload a big and heavy weapon,
an egg-shaped atomic bomb with plutonium core.
Codenamed "Fat Man", it weighed 4,700 kg.
Painted mustard yellow,
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: history,tragedy,warfare