21:00
The loading on B29 Bockscar starts.

22:00
A pre-flight briefing is held for crew members.

01:15
Bockscar performs pre-flight checks.

01:58
The two weather planes, Enola Gay and Laggin' Dragon, take off for their selected cities.

02:47
Bockscar lifts off from Tinian Island.

02:51
The observation plane, Great Artiste, takes off.

02:53
The camera plane, Big Stink, takes off.

03:00
The weaponeer on Bockscar switches out the safety plugs.

08:10
Bockscar reaches the rendezvous point.

08:50
Bockscar heads in the direction of the target city.

09:44
Bockscar arrives at Kokura.

10:32
Bockscar heads for the secondary target, Nagasaki.

SECOND PLANET
A Place Without a Catastrophe

Ch1
Tinian Island

Ch2
Manhattan Project