Orville Wright was alive to see Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed by the B-29 Superfortress ‘Enola Gay’

by allthoughtswork

Orville Wright Was Still Alive When Hiroshima And Nagasaki Were Bombed (1945)

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Orville died three years later in 1948. He said in an interview:

“We dared to hope we had invented something that would bring lasting peace to the earth. But we were wrong … No, I don’t have any regrets about my part in the invention of the airplane, though no one could deplore more than I do the destruction it has caused. I feel about the airplane much the same as I do in regard to fire. That is, I regret all the terrible damage caused by fire, but I think it is good for the human race that someone discovered how to start fires and that we have learned how to put fire to thousands of important uses.”

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