08-06-2010

Hiroshima Atom Bomb Impact

On August 6, 1945, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay took off from the North Field airbase on Tinian, in the West Pacific. At 8:15, 509th Composite Group commander Colonel Paul Tibbets arrived to the destination: Hiroshima. 30 minutes before that, 2nd Lieutenant Morri Jeppson had removed all safety devices from "Little Boy", an atomic bomb loaded with 130 pounds of uranium-235, the first to be exploded over any population in the planet. 32,333 feet below, this is what that population experienced.
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