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1945: Weather Watch

Paul Tibbets, commanding officer of the 509th group responsible for flying, delivering and dropping the new special bomb, keeps close watch on the weather, “and comparing it to the [long range] forecast. The actual and forecast weather were almost identical, so we got busy.” He prepares to brief the crew about what this flight with […]

1945: Truman departs Potsdam

President Truman leaves Potsdam via his presidential plane at 8:00 am August 2. The plane will take him and his entourage back to the S. S. Augusta, which has remained docked at Antwerp, Belgium. From there, the ship sails for America.