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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 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 2.83333333312/05/20052,214Google 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 ...
Rating of 3.509/19/20053,420Google Earth Logo
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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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Atomic Bomb Loading Pits at Wendover Airfield

Atomic Bomb Loading Pits at Wendover Airfield

In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the "Manhattan Engineer District" for the purpose of developing an atomic bomb. By 1944 development of the bomb was under way and the B-29 bomber was selected to deliver the weapon. General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Commander Army Air Forces, named Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. to head the select team. Only Tibbets knew the missio...
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Post Incendiary Strikes, Tokyo, 28 May 1945

Post Incendiary Strikes, Tokyo, 28 May 1945

Twentieth Air Force
Mission 40:

During the predawn hours, 279 B-29s, of 325 airborne, blast the Tokyo urban area with incendiaries, destroying 267,171 buildings, about one-fourth in the city, killing 83,793 and wounding 40,918 people and destroying 15.8 square miles (40.9 square km); this death total is the highest of any single day's action during the war, exceeding the...
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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.
Rating of 3.64705882303/18/20071,360Google Earth Logo
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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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Eder Dam three days before operation Chastise

Eder Dam three days before operation Chastise

The attack on the Eder dam

The Eder valley was heavily fogged but not defended. The tricky topography of the surrounding hills made the approach difficult and the first aircraft, Shannon's, made six runs before taking a break. Maudslay (Z for Zebra) then attempted a run but the bomb struck the top of the dam and the aircraft was caught in the blast. Shannon made another run and ...
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Aioi bridge , hiroshima

Aioi bridge , hiroshima

Aioi Bridge was a nationally known T-shaped bridge with girders extending from its central section to Jisenji-no-hana (now, the north end of Peace Memorial Park). The bridge was the target of the atomic bomb. The bomb missed slightly, exploding 300 meters from the bridge in the air over Shima Hospital.

It was reconstructed after the war and replaced in 1983 by a newer, again T- ...
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320th BG, Mission 126, Grosseto Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 126, Grosseto Marshalling Yard

8 January 1944

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): B-25's bomb the harbor,warehouses, and railway at Metkovic, Yugoslavia. In Italy, A-20's hit railway stations at Frosinone and in the Colleferro-Segni area; B-26's bomb marshalling yards at Grosseto and Lucca; P-40's support the US Fifth Army in the mountains E and SE of Cassino, and, with A-36's, hit railway targets S of Rome...
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