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Yeah, mind you the US Army and Navy brass of the time were mostly anti-airpower because they wanted government cash to be spent on other things instead of planes, so they rigged the tests to make aircraft look bad.
But Army flyer Billy Mitchell raised hell about their incompetence and got court-martialled; it was covered by the Gary Cooper film "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell
 
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The atomic bomb "Little Boy", destroyer of Hiroshima.
Detonated at 1,800 feet over the city, the blast was equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT
 
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And "Fat Man", the destroyer of Nagasaki 3 days later was also detonated at 1,800 feet, it was more powerful than Little Boy at equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT
 
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"Aerial view of equipment & supplies lined up on road leading to bombed-out bridge over the Volturno River nr. Cassino during battle between German & Allied forces in the region. Feb 44"

 

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(Left)-Goering with his Field-Marshals baton in 1940, and caption (right)- "President Harry S. Truman examining officer's baton which once belonged to Nazi General Hermann Goering, June 45"

 
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