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
35%
26%
35%
2%
68
flagthe United States
33%
40%
24%
1%
107
flagPoland
38%
33%
23%
3%
4854
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
30%
21%
2%
101
flagIndia
50%
21%
21%
3%
28
flagRussia
40%
40%
20%
0%
10
flagthe Netherlands
29%
47%
17%
5%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
53%
26%
13%
6%
15
flagItaly
42%
47%
10%
0%
19
flagUnknown
49%
41%
6%
1%
464

Gender

men20%
women25%
Hiroshima
40%
39%
Nagasaki
37%
30%
Kokura
20%
25%
Moscow
2%
4%

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