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
flagSweden
36%
18%
45%
0%
11
flagthe Netherlands
20%
32%
44%
4%
25
flagNorway
41%
16%
41%
0%
12
flagGermany
35%
27%
35%
2%
77
flagthe United States
35%
38%
24%
1%
111
flagPoland
39%
33%
23%
3%
5201
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
30%
22%
2%
107
flagIndia
50%
21%
21%
3%
28
flagRussia
41%
41%
16%
0%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
31%
12%
6%
16
flagItaly
38%
52%
9%
0%
21
flagAustralia
45%
36%
9%
9%
11
flagUnknown
48%
42%
7%
1%
519

Gender

men19%
women24%
Hiroshima
40%
40%
Nagasaki
37%
30%
Kokura
19%
25%
Moscow
2%
4%

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