Tag: Hiroshima

768x768_teal_quote of the day square…Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic attack. At the time, the atomic bomb was known only by the name “New Style Bomb,” and only the people who knew the extent of the damage in Hiroshima felt the full fear of its enormous strength. The military authorities issued orders for soldiers to carry blankets when they went outside, and to limit skin exposure as much as possible. From such details one can begin to imagine the attitude of the army authorities toward the bomb. The general public had even less information to go on, but rumor had it that the new bomb was about ten times more powerful than anything known up to that point.
—Yosuke Yamahata, Japanese Army photographer

If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and of Hiroshima.
—J. Robert Oppenheimer

August 6, 1945 — Hiroshima, Japan, was struck with the uranium bomb, Little Boy, from the B-29 airplane, Enola Gay. The 9,600 pound bomb had

A Time To Remember

75 years ago today Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle took the fight to Japan by leading sixteen B-25 aircraft on a bombing raid over Tokyo. A little over 3 years later, days apart, two B-29 aircraft carrying a different kind of bomb flew over Japan and put an end to the war. 51 years ago today Yosuke…

Thoughts In Passing

69 years and 3 days after the order to drop the atomic bomb was issued, Air Force captain Theodore Van Kirk died at the age of 93 in Stone Mountain, Ga. Mr. Van Kirk—everyone called him “Dutch”— was the navigator of the B-29 aircraft, Enola Gay, which carried out the bombing mission on the Japanese…

I Remember

“Freestyle memory. Write I remember at the top of your post, hit start on the timer, and write about the first memory that comes to mind. Ten minutes. Don’t stop…. If ten minutes seems too short, go for 15 or 20 minutes. You can shape this challenge to suit you.” —WordPress Daily Post Weekly Writing…

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