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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.
Rating of 3.412/18/20062,729Google Earth Logo
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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 3.509/19/20053,422Google Earth Logo
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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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Tinian

Tinian

This is the place where the "Enola Gay" took off for its 6-hour-flight to Hiroshima.
During WW II Tinian was the largest airfield, with 4 runways and 500 B-29 bombers stationed.
Rating of 308/03/2005331Google 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.
Rating of 3.55555555512/18/20061,793Google Earth Logo
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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...
Rating of 207/13/20051,822Google Earth Logo
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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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Tinian North Airfield Overlay

Tinian North Airfield Overlay

Tinian was in the central Pacific Marianas, in sight of Saipan three miles away, only 1,450 miles from Tokyo. Since its capture by the Marines during July-August 1944, it had been turned into the largest airfield in the world with over 500 B-29s operating from there on daily missions. The 509th, with its aircraft identified by a distinctive insignia of a circled black arrow, ran more combat tra...
Rating of 307/01/2006697Google Earth Logo
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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 3.64705882303/18/20071,361Google 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.
No rating yet01/11/2006689Google Earth Logo
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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- ...
Rating of 208/10/2005394Google Earth Logo
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