Aftermath of the Nuke in Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first offensively deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima in retaliation to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The 33,069,339 lb "Little Boy" incinerated 80,000 people within seconds exceeding temperatures of 10,000 degrees and killed between 20,000 and 70,000 people due to radiation and/or fallen structures.