I saw an aircraft,
like a tiny silver drop entering the sky above Hiroshima.
I instantly reognized it as an American plane.
As no Janpanese aircraft could fly at that altitude at the time,
It was just one plane,
so I assumed that it was passing by as usual.
And I was content.
一 二 三
One, two, three.
I was wiping the desktop that was when the bomb was dropped.
Now it took about 45 seconds from the time.
Bomb left the airplane until it exploded.
And I think there was a man in the airplane
that wasn’t… either time it with his watch,
or counting or doing something.
I was sure the bomb was a dud, I sure wasn’t gonna work.
After falling for 43 seconds,
the time and barometric triggers started the firing mechanism.
A uranium bullet fired down a barrel into a uranium tub,
together they started a nuclear chain reaction.
Solid matter began to come apart,
releasing untold quantities of energy.