At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, together we will remember you..
Les « pumpkin bomb » (pumpkin bombs) were classic aerial bombs developed by in the Manhattan Project and used by the air forces of the US military against Japan during World War II.
It was an exact replica of the bomb Fat Man plutonium (pictured in the publication) with the same ballistic characteristics , but using conventional non-nuclear conventional explosives.
They were primarily used for testing purposes in training or in combat.
486 units are produced.
The name of “pumpkin bomb” was used in official documents to refer to the large ellipsoidal shape instead of the more usual cylindrical shape of the other bombs. A big pumpkin finally 🎃
Christophe Marcelle was there at that time with his daughter Francine.
"To the authorized hours, Francine was playing in the yard with other kids. One morning, She got into the barracks, sobbing. " Mum ! look through the window ! While this group of children ! The youngest were two or three years, older ten. They have no dad and mom. Will they, them too, from for Pitchipoï ? »
Thus the children of Drancy called this eerie place we did not know yet be hell…
(France tortured Gerard Bouaziz.)
The night before his death
Was the shortest of his life
The idea that there are still
He burned the blood wrists
The weight of his body sickened
His strength did moan
It's at the bottom of this horror
He began to smile
He was not a comrade
But millions and millions
To avenge the, he knew it
And the day came for him.
The VMA-214 squadron (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and A for Attack) is the heir of the famous VMF-214 (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and F for Fighter) and his equally famous Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington credited 28 wins and holder of the "Medal of Honor", America's highest distinction that will allow him to leave the army with the rank of colonel in 1947.