Setting: Airbase at North Field, Tinian Island in Marianas Islands. Public Affairs Officer, Major John F. Moynahan (not seen) identifies Captain Kermit K. Beahan, bombardier of the B-29, "The Great Artiste." (Note: Captain Beahan was the regular pilot of the B-29, "The Great Artiste", which was scheduled to carry the bomb. But it needed to be re-instrumented for the mission. So, instead, its crew simply switched airplanes with the crew of the B-29 "BocksCar" which was already properly configured. Thus, "BocksCar" was the airplane from which bombardier Beahan actually dropped the bomb.) When asked about his experience, Captain Beahan recalls being greatly relieved when clouds parted and the target, Nagasaki, could be clearly seen. He felt that dropping the bomb on Nagasaki, was the biggest thrill of his lifetime.
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