On Hiroshima Day, America inflicted unimaginable suffering on Japan, and “Little Boy” wreaked destruction in Hiroshima.
The United States unleashed an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on this day in 1945, August 6. Little Boy was the name of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the United States, whereas Fat Man was the name of the weapon detonated on Nagasaki. In this American attack, about 74000 people died in Nagasaki and 140000 people died in Hiroshima.
Online Desk, Tokyo. The United States unleashed an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on this day in 1945, August 6. The entire city was discovered in the dirt in a flash, and its remnants may still be seen. On August 9, 1945, three days later, the US launched a nuclear assault on Nagasaki. It is well known that Little Boy was the name of the bomb dropped by America on Hiroshima, and Fat Man was the name of the bomb dropped by America on Nagasaki.
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More than 2 lakh people had died
According to estimates, the US strike killed roughly 74,000 people in Nagasaki and 140,000 people in Hiroshima. But even after this attack, a lot of individuals were affected by radioactive, or “black,” rain. The bombing swiftly brought an end to World War II, and on August 14, 1945, Japan submitted to the Allies.
Japanese radars had warned
On August 6, 1945, around 7 a.m., Japanese radars detected American aircraft coming from the south, which prompted the ringing of a warning siren. Little Boy was dropped by US Air Force Colonel Paul Tibbetts in his B-29 at 8:15 am, and it detonated in about 43 seconds. Although the bomb missed its objective by 250 meters.
What is the story behind celebrating Hiroshima Day?
America’s bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is memorialized in history books as a dark chapter. Hiroshima Day is observed annually on August 6 in remembrance of this event and to advance peace politics.
When America gave an unforgettable pain to Japan
Six years had gone since September 1, 1939, the start of World War II, although the conflict had not yet received a name. When this war began, Japan used to be a strong nation that attacked constantly. In order to stop this onslaught, America hit Japan with an atomic bomb, inflicting on Japan unending suffering. Between 1939 and 1945, there was the Second World War.
Kyoto was first targeted
Kyoto was a target for the US since it had several prestigious universities. From here, many significant industries once operated. In addition to this, the city contained 2000 Buddhist temples and a significant amount of historical material. Kyoto was chosen as the first target of the atomic bomb attack due to the significance of the city. Henry Stimson, the secretary of war, was certain as well. He urged that it be taken off the list of potential targets by writing directly to US President Henry Truman.
Little Boy destroyed
Little Boy, an atomic weapon that the United States dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, weighed around four tons, or four thousand kilograms. It was packed with about 65 kg of uranium in this Little Boy. Pal Tibbetts, the pilot of the Enola Gay, dropped the bomb from the plane. The US intended to drop this bomb on Japan’s Aoi Bridge, but because it fell far from the target, millions of people died and countless more were injured. Hiroshima had a temperature of four lakh degrees Celsius at the moment the atomic bomb was dropped.
Fat Man destroyed Nagasaki
America launched an atomic bomb strike on Nagasaki, another city in Japan, three days after Hiroshima. In this incident, almost 74,000 people were slain. 6.5 kg of plutonium weighed 4500 kg and was contained within the Fat Man.