Hiroshima Japan, 6 August 1945.
Where were you the day the bomb went off over Hiroshima, taking Japan and the US out of
As a member of 985th FA BN, II Corps, Fifth Army, I was detached to Genoa, Italy, guarding a supply depot.
We were inside the compound, and the black marketers were on the outside, offering $5.00 ajerry can for gasoline, or any tire we would hand over the fence...and it was a very low fence.
No, we didn't pass anything.
Our reaction to the news that an atomic bomb had been delivered?
Relieved, for we were being staged for the invasion of Japan, Oct-45.
Our 155mm Long Toms had been made ready and dispatched, and we were next.
Much later I had the opportunity to visit the site, and I found it to be an awesome, emotional experience.
Like Niagra Falls, you have to see it to comprehend it.
God Bless the 140,000 souls left there.
To the Last Man Standing.
Louie F. Turner.