On August 9, 1945, B-29 bomber Bockscar lifted off, carrying the nuclear weapon "Fat Man". Which city was it heading to?

Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Kokura
Moscow
The crew was under orders to only bomb vis­ual­ly. When they got to Kokura they found the haze and smoke ob­scur­ing the city as well as the large am­mu­ni­tion arsenal that was the reason for tar­get­ing the city. They made three un­suc­cess­ful passes, and even­tu­al­ly headed for Nagasaki and its torpedo factory, the al­ter­na­tive target. In Japan, the phrase "Kokura luck" was coined to describe lucky avoid­ance of the great mis­for­tune without being aware of it.

Answers distribution

Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Kokura
Moscow
answers
flagNorway
41%
16%
41%
0%
12
flagGermany
32%
25%
38%
3%
59
flagPoland
37%
31%
26%
3%
3844
flagthe United States
32%
40%
25%
1%
103
flagIndia
50%
21%
21%
3%
28
flagthe United Kingdom
41%
35%
20%
3%
80
flagRepublic of Ireland
61%
23%
15%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
28%
50%
14%
7%
14
flagUnknown
36%
49%
12%
1%
65
flagItaly
42%
47%
10%
0%
19

Gender

men27%
women24%
Hiroshima
35%
39%
Nagasaki
34%
29%
Kokura
27%
25%
Moscow
2%
5%

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