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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 end of 1945, of whom 39.000 were killed instantly by the blast.

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