[ RadSafe ] D-Day the 6th of June, 1944

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Thu Jun 7 01:19:00 CDT 2012

Hi Franz,
I intended no enthusiasm -- I merely wanted to share a bit of 
significant history -- noteworthy for all; tragic for many.  From my 
recollection and reading of history, yes, it was extremely unlikely that 
Germany would complete an atomic weapon. Japan did have an atomic weapon 
program, but it was even farther behind the German effort. A German 
submarine carrying data, materials, and personnel was en route to Japan, 
but surrendered to a US Navy vessel when the cease fire went into 
effect. Two upper level Japanese officers on board took their own lives 
rather than fall into US hands. A Japanese facility engaged in bomb 
related research was located at the Chosin Reservoir up near the Yalu 
River where the US 7th Inf. Division and the US 1st Marine Division were 
so badly defeated by N. Korean and Chinese troops in December 1950.

Here is a link to an account of the U234 carrying, among other 
materials, ten canisters (1200 lbs.) of uranium oxide to Japan. A 
remarkable story in itself!


Please do again notice; all I said was that they (Germany and Japan) 
were trying -- gratefully the US was far ahead and was successful in 
ending the war with Japan with those two US weapons.
Best regards,


On 6/6/2012 9:04 AM, franz.schoenhofer at chello.at wrote:
> Sorry, Maury, to disturb your enthusiasmus a little. From the extensive literature available (I have dozens of mostly US books on the topic) it is more than well known, that Germany never had the slightest chance to develop within decades an atomic bomb and Japan was not even trying to do so.
> Please accept this correction and my scepticism.
> I missed the Venus transit - from my profession I rather pay attention to those tiny particles in atoms than to huge planets.......
> Best regards,
> Franz
>> In the meantime, the US, Germany, and Japan continue their urgent
>> efforts to devise a workable atomic bomb -- one more of mankind's
>> ultimate weapons which began a little while ago with clubs .... we do
>> keep trying.
>> Cheers,
>> Maury&Dog   [MaurySiskel  maurysis at peoplepc.com]
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