The Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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  • Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the second atomic bomb known as Fat Man dropped.
  • Major Charles Sweeny piloted the B-29 plane named " Bockscar." The US has planned on bombing a city named Kokura, but with thick clouds blocking the view and  Bockscar running out of fuel, there was no choice but for the next target, which was Nagasaki. 
  • At 10:58 local time, Bockscar dropped Fat Man, and forty-three seconds later it exploded. This twenty-one kiloton plutonium device was equivalent to twenty- one kiloton of TNT.   
  • At that time, two hundred and sixty-three thousand Japanese residents were in Nagasaki and those of which consisted of nine thousand Japanese soldiers and four hundred prisoners of war. An estimated of forty thousand and seventy-five thousand people died immediately.
  •  Fires were spread across the northern parts of the city, as a result, atomic explosion over Nagasaki leveled nearly every structure in the blast radius.
  • The Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a life-changing threat to the world. Although some people still face discrimination, many are willing to accept them. Till now, people still debate whether the atomic bombs were really needed to stop the war. Some say it ended the war early, but others say that it killed so many innocent people and that it wasn't really needed. So, the real question is, What do you think?
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