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Atomic bomb loading pit 1 and 2 on Tinian

Atomic bomb loading pit 1 and 2 on Tinian

From these pits, the atomic bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" were loaded into the B-29'ers "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar" on Augst 6 and 9, 1945 and eventually dropped above Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Little Boy" caused the death of approxiametly 200.000 people by 1950, of whom 70.000 were killed instantly by the blast.

"Fat Man" caused the death of approxiametly 80.000 people by the e...
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Nagasaki after atomic bomb

Nagasaki after atomic bomb

Overlay showing ground zero after the Nagasaki atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.
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The Jailbird from Con Air at Wendover Airfield

The Jailbird from Con Air at Wendover Airfield

United States Marshals Service
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Serial: 20245 Registration: N709RR (ex. 56-4361)

Several flying scenes for the 1997 movie "Con Air" were filmed at Wendover, using Fairchild C-123K Providers, one of which was modified into a nonflying "prop" mounted on a bus chassis. Abandoned following the filming, it now remains on the ramp as an attractio...
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The vicinity of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Overlay

The vicinity of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Overlay

The vicinity of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome at 1974 & 1988
Rating of 2.83333333312/05/20052,221Google Earth Logo
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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb - Devastated Land - Google Earth Overlay

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb - Devastated Land - Google Earth Overlay

Overlayed images of devastated lands of city of Hiroshima, taken right after the atomic bomb hit there and vapored 140,000+ lives instantly.
Images are sourced Geographical Survey Institute of Japan and others. The area has new high-res pictures released on 9/16/2005 so you can see the details of rebuilt city - except the center of downtown including symbolic Atomic Bomb Dome - a UNESCO ...
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Oschersleben Airfield, 30 May 1944

Oschersleben Airfield, 30 May 1944

Luftwaffe airfield Germany May 30, 1944 bomb damage assessment. This was a Focke Wulf factory airfield. Many aircraft are visible on ground a number of which are destroyed. There seem to be a number of flak batteries as well.

EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO): Loading of assault forces for Operation OVERLORD (invasion of Normandy) begins.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (...
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Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Overlay showing Nagasaki, Japan before the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.
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Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

The test of the first atomic explosion in history was conducted at the Jornada del Muerto trail (Journey of Death) at the Alamogordo Bombing Range in New Mexico. The device was called Gadget, the whole test operation was code-named TRINITY.

Gadget was a 150 cm sphere consisting of the basic explosive assembly described above with its dural shell, the firing electronics and equipm...
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Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned.

FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
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Nagasaki Hypocenter, Japan

Nagasaki Hypocenter, Japan

On the 9th of August 1945, Nagasaki was the target of the world's second atomic bomb attack. This is where the bomb struck.
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M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

M65 Atomic Cannon, Junction City

The atomic cannon was a huge piece of ordnance built by the United States in the mid-1950s to hurl nuclear shells far enough that they wouldn't kill the people who fired them. While far more sensible WWIII technology than, say, the atomic hand grenade, the atomic cannon did have its detractors and tactical limitations.
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303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

29 May 1944<br>
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Target: FW-190 Aircraft Factory at Posen, Poland
Crews Dispatched: 35
Length of Mission: 9 hours, 55 minutes
Bomb Load: 10 x 500 lb G.P. bombs
Bombing Altitude: 22,000 ft
Ammo Fired: 6,165 rounds

299 B-17s are dispatched to hit aviation industry targets at Krzesinki
(91 bomb) and <b>Pos...
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