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Some original news stories gave the name as The Great Artiste, later discovered to be untrue. Eddie G. Under Sweeney's command, 'Bockscar' took off a little before dawn, from Tinian island in the Marianas with orders to attack the Japanese city of Kokura. The crew also hoped that the bomb would never be used again but it was, three days later on August 9, when a B called "Bockscar" dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt.
Jacob Beser would be the only one to see the aftermath of both explosions.
He was a radarman on the Enola Gay and performed the same duties on Bockscar. Beser would later write that "No, I feel no sorrow or remorse for whatever small role I played. That I should is crazy. I remember Pearl Harbor and all of the Japanese atrocities. I don't want to hear any discussion of morality. War, by its very nature, is immoral.
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The crew of the B bomber Enola Gay. Wikimedia Commons. The crew of the B bomber Enola Gay was among the few to witness the first use of the atomic bomb on August 6, They had expected something fierce, but what they saw was still a fearsome and awesome sight. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.