Edward J. Thomas - World War II

Atom Bomb Dropped on Japan

Atomic Bomb - Hiroshima, Japan  8:15 AM Aug. 6, 1945
The smoke billowed 20,000 feet above the city of Hiroshima, spreading to an area of 10,000 feet on the ground.

Mon. Aug 6 (during the new moon) The U.S. B-29 Enola Gay releases the first atomic bomb called "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb is an 8000 pound bomb that will literally mark a new era in the world, this day and forward.

Wed. Aug 8 finds Russia declaring war on Japan.

Thur. Aug 9 an American B29 with the nickname "Bockscar" drops the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

Sun. Aug 12 has Russian troops going into Korea and invading southern Sakhalin Island.

Mon. Aug 13 War is declared on Japan by the Mongolian People's Republic.

Tue. Aug 14 Japan unconditionally surrenders.

V-J Day - August 15, 1945

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