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  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Bockscar
Bockscar, sometimes called Bock's Car or Bocks Car, is the name of the U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber that dropped the "Fat Man" nuclear weapon over Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945, the second atomic weapon used against Japan.
Bockscar was flown on that day by the crew of another B-29, The Great Artiste, and was commanded by Major Charles W. Sweeney, commander of the 393rd Bomber Squadron of the 509th Composite Group.
Bockscar, B-29-36-MO 44-27297, Victor Number 77, was assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron of the 509th Composite Group.
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 Bockscar
Bockscar, (also Bock's Car and Bocks Car) a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber (s/n 44-27297), dropped the second nuclear bomb ("Fat Man") used in warfare over Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.
On the day of this attack Bockscar was manned by the crew of "The Great Artiste" and piloted by Major Charles Sweeney.
Bockscar is on display at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/bo/bockscar.html   (318 words)

  
 B-29 — Bockscar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bockscar is the second atomic bomber, and displayed as the aircraft that ended World War II.
Bockscar was built in Omaha, Nebraska, by the Martin Company.
After the war, Bockscar served briefly at Roswell, and then was sent to the boneyard in August 1946.
www.visi.com /~jweeks/b29/b29bock.html   (361 words)

  
 Bockscar, Haunted B-29 - HauntedHouses.com
Named after its original pilot, Frederick Bock, the B-29 Bomber, "Bockscar" was the plane which was used to drop the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
B-29 Bomber -was the heaviest production aircraft built up to that time, would be the first to have pressurized crew compartments, centralized and computerized fire control, the capacity to carry up to a 20,000 pound bomb load, or the ability to fly 5,830 miles, with a top airspeed of 365 miles per hour.
When people die quickly, they sometimes have a hard time going to the other side because they weren't ready to die, or are so traumatized by their own death, they stick around things which are familiar, looking for answers.
www.hauntedhouses.com /states/oh/air_force_museum-2.cfm   (369 words)

  
 Bockscar - Wikipédia
Bockscar est le nom de l'avion Boeing B-29 Superfortress qui a largué sur la ville de Nagasaki le 9 août 1945 la deuxième bombe atomique utilisée comme arme de guerre.
Bockscar existe toujours, il est en parfait état et est exposé au National Museum of the USAF à Dayton dans l'Ohio.
Bockscar était le B-29 n°44-2729 construit par les entreprises Martin à Omaha dans le Nebraska.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bockscar   (771 words)

  
 Saffo: essays: The Road from Trinity:
Bockscar flew on alone and loitered over Yakoshima, vainly waiting for the escorts to catch up.
Bockscar arrived over the city only to find the aiming point utterly hidden in the haze.
Bockscar's commander made three fruitless runs over Kokura and then turned his B-29 south and west.
www.saffo.com /essays/roadfromtrinity4.php   (1585 words)

  
 B-29 "Bockscar"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nicknamed "pumpkin" bombs because of their shape and orange color, these were the same size and shape as the actual atomic bomb dropped at Nagasaki.
After Japan surrendered, "Bockscar" and the 393rd Bomb Squadron were reassigned to Roswell Field, N. The discrepancy in the official reports was discovered when preparations were being made to preserve "The Great Artiste" for later museum display.
When the discrepancy was found, it was "Bockscar" that was retired in September 1946 to the desert storage facility at Davis-Monthan Field, Ariz. It remained in storage until September 1961 when it made one more flight to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to become part of display aircraft at the U.S. Air Force Museum.
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 RELECTIONS FROM ABOVE
At 11:02 local time, the plane dropped a 10,000 pound plutonium bomb known as the "Fat Man" over the city, killing more than 70,000 people in what, at this point in time, is the last instance of man using atomic weapons against his fellow human beings.
In spite of the fact that Bockscar was low on fuel, Sweeney decided to take a second pass over Nagasaki, hoping for better visibility; the results of the second fly over were as disappointing as the first.
During the course of conversation after his talk, a local veteran proclaimed that he still did not consider the Japanese to be human beings; they were in his mind just insects.
www.uwosh.edu /faculty_staff/earns/olivi.html   (3920 words)

  
 The Ultimate Bockscar Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Bockscar, (also Bock's Car and Bocks Car) a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber (s/n 44-27297), dropped the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.
On the day of this attack Bockscar was manned by the crew of "The Great Artiste" and piloted by Major Charles Sweeney and co-piloted by Fred Olivi.
Bockscar is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Bockscar   (349 words)

  
 Boeing B-29 Enola Gay and Bockscar B-29's that carried the Atom Bombs
Nicknamed "pumpkin" bombs because of their shape and orange color, these were the same size and shape as the actual "fat man" atomic bomb dropped at Nagasaki.
After Japan surrendered, Bockscar and the 393rd Bomb Squadron were reassigned to Roswell Field, New Mexico.
When the discrepancy was found, it was Bockscar that was retired in September 1946 to the desert storage facility at Davis-Monthan field near Tucson, Arizona.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Boeing-B29/enolagay/enolagay.htm   (1104 words)

  
 purevolume™ | Bockscar
While they've changed many members over the years, the current Bockscar lineup continues to gig around Pittsburgh with an incredibly tight set of covers and original music.
today marks a crucial day in bockscar history as it is the end of the band's career.
it's still in the polishing stages, but we'd love some feedback on our first performance of it and as summer begins to commense, expect to hear even more bockscar originals included in our sets.
www.purevolume.com /bockscar   (476 words)

  
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On Aug. 9, the B-29 called "Bockscar", and captained by Maj. Charles Sweeney dropped the second, on Nagasaki.
Tibbets, leader of the special command, said, "You will be delivering a bomb that can destroy an entire city." But it was nearly time to drop the bomb when the men were told it was something new called atomic.
Olivi's plane originally was to be flown by Frederick C. Bock and later was named Bockscar in his honor by the crew.
www.italystl.com /ra/1430.htm   (763 words)

  
 Japanese American Internment, Nagasaki, Chapter 11
As Bockscar approached the cloud-covered city of Nagasaki the morning of August 9, 1945, she was running low on fuel.
Her crew had originally planned to drop the B-29's payload - a Plutonium 239 bomb dubbed "Fat Man" - on the Japanese city of Kokura.
Using radar, Bockscar's bombardier released "Fat Man" about 1.6 miles from the intended "aiming point." Instead of exploding over the center of Nagasaki, the bomb exploded 1,540 feet above the Urakami River Valley.
www.lawbuzz.com /tyranny/snow_falling/nagasaki.htm   (222 words)

  
 B-29 Bockscar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On August 6, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Due to cloud cover the city, Bockscar diverted to the secondary target of Nagasaki, a major industrial city.
The photographs below are of the B-29 Bockscar on display at the United States Air Force National Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
www.signalalpha.com /html/b-29_bockscar.html   (391 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Bockscar
Major Sweeney had orders to drop the atomic bomb visually, and after conferring with weaponeer Commander Frederick Ashworth (USN), flew on to Nagasaki, the secondary target.
The Great Artiste was originally scheduled to drop the second bomb but it was fitted with observation instruments and there was not enough time to move the instrumentation from The Great Artiste to Bockscar.
In 2005, a short documentary was made about Charles Sweeney's recollections of the Nagasaki mission aboard Bockscar, including details of the mission preparation, titled "Nagasaki: The Commander's Voice."
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Bockscar   (912 words)

  
 Bockscar
Der Artikel Bockscar gehört zur Kategorie: Atomwaffe, Nuklearwaffe, Pazifikkrieg, Luftkrieg
Bockscar (oder Bock's Car, benannt nach ihrem ersten Piloten auf Tinian, Frederick C. Bock) war der B-29 Bomber der US Air Force, der die zweite Atombombe („Fat Man“), die je in einem Konflikt eingesetzt wurde, am 9.
Die Bombe sollte über den Schiffswerften abgeworfen werden, doch sie wurde etwa zwei Kilometer weiter über der Mitsubishi-Waffenfabrik abgeworfen, was dafür sorgte, dass die Atombombe vermutlich eine weniger schlimme Wirkung hatte.
www.weblexikon.de /Bockscar.html   (288 words)

  
 Fact Sheets : Boeing B-29 “Bockscar” : Boeing B-29 “Bockscar”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From there, "Bockscar," named for its pilot Frederick C. Bock, flew five bombing missions.
After Japan surrendered, "Bockscar" and the 393rd Bomb Squadron were reassigned to Roswell Field, N.M. In error, "The Great Artiste" was named in some official reports as the Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb at Nagasaki.
Today, more than one million visitors each year view "Bockscar," the aircraft that helped end the world's most costly war.
www.nationalmuseum.af.mil /factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2546   (264 words)

  
 CAF Aircraft - N529B - B-29 Superfortress
Three days later, another B-29, the "Bockscar," dropped its nuclear payload on Nagasaki.
Captain Frederick C. Bock, the Bockscar pilot, switched planes and flew "The Great Artiste," an instrument plane for the raid.
It was not until a year later that the mistake was discovered and the Bockscar credited with this historic flight.
www.commemorativeairforce.org /hangar/support.cgi?N529B   (600 words)

  
 Saffo: essays: The Road from Trinity:
A faulty fuel pump and rain squalls near Tinian nearly canceled the flight of Bockscar, the B-29 scheduled to drop Fat Man. But after heated discussions and a change in flight plan, Bockscar and its deadly, delicate cargo lifted off into a horizon pierced by lightning.
After a tense, fuel-burning forty-five minutes, Bockscar flew on alone to its primary target, Kokura.
And still Nagasaki nearly evaded Genshi Bakudan, for the cloud-kami were rising around the city even as Sweeney and his crew circled vainly over Kokura.
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 Enola Gay: The Crew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Among others personally recruited by Tibbets for the 509th were the Enola Gay copilot, Lewis, radar specialist Beser, and four members of the Bockscar flight crew: aircraft commander Chuck Sweeney, copilot Don Albury, bombardier Kermit Behan, and navigator James Van Pelt.
Jacob Beser was the radar countermeasures officer on the Enola Gay at Hiroshima and on Bockscar at Nagasaki, the only person aboard the bombing aircraft on both atomic bomb missions.
The unit that dropped the atomic bombs was activated at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah, Dec. 17, 1944.
www.afa.org /new_root/enolagay/crew.asp   (676 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/bockscar
Starting as a classic rock cover band in December 2003 in Pittsburgh, the band has changed many members and now successfuly gigs around the Pittsburgh area, playing covers and original music everywhere they go.
did you know that bockscar is the name of the second b-52 bomber to ever drop a nuke...on nagasaki...and theres a british band with the same name too!!...
I heard you guys play back in August at St. Ignatius...and I'll be at the coffee house at St. Philips on the 18th, can't wait to hear you guys again!
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 Bockscar Artiste Great Besatzung   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Bockscar' carried an atomic bomb that differed from 'Little Boy' carried by ' Enola Gay ' for the She described people with great sheets of skin hanging off of their bodies; grotesque swollen
Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Artikel Bockscar aus der freien Enzyklopädie Wikipedia und steht unter der GNU Lizenz für freie Dokumente.
www.lexipda.de /infos/b/bo/bockscar.html   (811 words)

  
 TIME.com: Frederick Ashworth, 93 -- Page 1
FREDERICK L. Weaponeer on the Bockscar, the B-29 that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki
Weaponeer on the Bockscar, the B-29 that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki on Aug. 9
At about 1:30 in the morning on the 9th, we gathered at the Bockscar, and [Major Charles] Sweeney [the pilot] and the flight engineer ran through the preflight tests.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,1086314,00.html   (1403 words)

  
 SVSM Photo Gallery :: Boeing B-29A "Bockscar," National Museum of the USAF, by John Heck
SVSM Photo Gallery :: Boeing B-29A "Bockscar," National Museum of the USAF, by John Heck
Boeing B-29A "Bockscar," National Museum of the USAF, by John Heck
B-29A "Bockscar," National Museum of the USAF, by John Heck
svsm.org /gallery/b29ausaf   (216 words)

  
 ACMEnoise.com - Freedom for Music Lovers
Bio: South London based Bockscar formed in March 2005 when Glen.
Harry, Rowan & Adam sought to combine their musical backgrounds and styles.
One day he emerged and searched the Earth for another beast similar to what he believed he was, until someone pointed out he was naked and human.
www.acmenoise.com /artistPage.php?ID=Bockscar   (378 words)

  
 B-29 Bockscar, NealArt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lt.Col. Olivi co-piloted Bockscar during it's historic mission over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
Bockscar dropped the last atomic bomb used in warfare.
To find out if any of these prints are still available please contact Chris Stinson, Col. Olivi's friend.
www.nealart.com /bockscar.html   (64 words)

  
 Robert Edward Auctions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Three days later, pilot Charles Sweeney and the crew of the B-29 Bockscar deployed a second atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
Presented here are the signatures of thirteen crew members who were aboard either the Enola Gay, Bockscar, or The Great Artiste during those two fateful missions, as well as that of Edward Teller, the American nuclear physicist who was a central member of the Manhattan Project.
Each of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks, appears on the front flyleaf of the book, with all but Teller having also added their respective rank, mission and date of the bombing.
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