December 19, 2014
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Fat Man was the code name of the atomic bomb, made from plutonium, that destroyed Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. It was 128 inches long and 60 inches in diameter. The bomb was dropped from the B-29 named "Bock's Car".

Did you know that Fat Man was named for Prime Minister Winston Churchill?

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Interactive Trunk for William Kimbrough "W.K." Manning
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Name: Manning, William Kimbrough
Year of Birth: 1926
Current Residence: Conway, AR
County: Faulkner County
War Time Duty (MOS): Combat Automatic Rifleman/Private 1st Class
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Theater of Operation: Pacific
Division: 3rd Marine Division
Regiment: 1st Marine Battalion, Company C
Major Engagements: Guam, Bonin Islands, Surrender
Biography: Mr. Manning stood watch over Japanese prisoners and their General Tachibana who would later be tried for the war crime 'Crimes against Humanity' for cannibalism. Fifty years later, he discovered the fate of those prisoners while watching a television interview with former President George H. W. Bush.



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