National Geographic : 1948 Jan
The National Geographic Nlagazine Airborne Pin-ups Helped the Navy Make Pick-ups at Sea Nicknames of many bombers, like this Tinian-based PB4Y Privateer, came from popular songs. The Navy used Privateers for antisubmarine patrol, strikes against shipping, and air-sea rescue work. (l Natiwtal graphicc Sx iety Ki'dat ita ines by H. \'allae T' ed "The Great Artiste" Dropped the Climactic Bomb of World War II On August 9, 1945, this B-29 Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb which devastated Nagasaki, three days after a similar fate befell Hiroshima. On August 14, almost four years after Pearl Harbor, Japan surrendered.