Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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.
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
The bombing of Hiroshima
Monday, Aug. 6th 1945 at 9pm
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.
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