Release date on Kindle: August 7, 2017

On August 9, 1945, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps Major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first combat mission. It would carry one of two atomic weapons ever used.

Major Sweeney flew both Hthe iroshima and the Nagasaki bombing runs. His book is an extraordinary account of careful planning and training; the problem he encountered, the nerve-wrecking final seconds before the explosion.