The dropping of the a bomb on hiroshima

The President rejected a demonstration of the atomic bomb to the Japanese leadership. The failure to drop Fat Man at the precise bomb aim point caused the atomic blast to be confined to the Urakami Valley.

Frederick Ashworth, the plane's weaponeer proposed bombing Nagasaki using radar. Give me water! The base is black and is breaking a little way down from the mushroom.

We had been told not to fly through the atomic cloud because it was extremely dangerous to the crew and aircraft.

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Hansell continued the practice of conducting so-called high-altitude precision bombing , aimed at key industries and transportation networks, even after these tactics had not produced acceptable results. When Harry Truman learned of the success of the Manhattan Project, he knew he was faced with a decision of unprecedented gravity. Even the scientific community failed to foresee the awful effects of radiation sickness. America's reserves of manpower were running out. The Emperor's palace in Tokyo has a greater fame than any other target but is of least strategic value. On both occasions the all clear followed swiftly. Pandora's box was now open. In , the idea of just war was firmly established in international law.

In Hiroshima the air raid sirens had sounded twice that morning already. Its use was calculated to indicate that the United States had an endless supply of the new weapon for use against Japan and that the United States would continue to drop atomic bombs on Japan until the country surrendered unconditionally.

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The blast would create effective damage. Tibbets announced to his specially trained crew that they carried the world's first atomic bomb and that their target was Hiroshima. Instantly, 70, Japanese citizens were vaporized. No one spoke for a moment; then everyone was talking.

America had the bomb.

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Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki