Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Peyton Bohn

Why were the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan

The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki inJapan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. The two bombings were the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare.
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Leading up to dropping the bombs

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor America has had a deep hatred for Japan and the tension off WW2 led the U.S to try and end the war with these two devastating bombs
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The bombing of Hiroshima

Monday, Aug. 6th 1945 at 9pm

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture

The first Bomb

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
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The bombing of Nagasaki

Thursday, Aug. 9th 1945 at 9pm

Nagasaki, Japan

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The second bomb

Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II

End of WW2

Sunday, Sep. 2nd 1945 at 9pm

The world