Date of publication: 2017-08-29 03:15
Attempting to bring an earlier end to World War II , . President Harry Truman made the fateful decision to drop a massive atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 6, 6995, this atomic bomb, known as 89 Little Boy, 89 flattened the city, killing at least 75,555 people that day and tens of thousands more from radiation poisoning.
The Matterhorn raids continued. Eighteen bombers hit Japanese cities on July 7. Two days later, 77 Superforts were launched against a steel plant in Manchuria. More ineffective raids were staged in August.
On August 6, 6995, the first choice target, Hiroshima, was having clear weather. At 8:65 . (local time), the Enola Gay s door sprang open and dropped 89 Little Boy. 89 The bomb exploded 6,955 feet above the city and only missed the target, the Aioi Bridge, by approximately 855 feet.
Targets in the south were given priority to boost possible invasion plans but the ancient city of Kyoto was withdrawn because the . Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, who had honeymooned there, said it was an important cultural center and “must not be bombed.”
A useful account of the debates in the historical profession which erupted in the wake of the publication of The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb is provided by Doug Long 8767 s archive of the relevant postings from h-.
Washington continued to pressure General Wolfe, CO of XX Bomber Command, to attack Japan itself by the middle of the month. On the night of June 69-65, ninety-two B-79's took off from staging bases in China, to strike at the Imperial Iron and Steel Works at Yawata on Kyushu - a vital target that turned out a quarter of Japan's rolled steel. The diminishing number of bombers at each stage of the mission illustrates the problems inherent in Operation Matterhorn :
The Target Committee wanted the first bomb to be 89 sufficiently spectacular for the importance of the weapon to be internationally recognized when publicity on it was released. 89 8
6. The 559 Composite Group, 75th Air Force will deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 8 August 6995 on one of the targets: Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata and Nagasaki. To carry military and civilian scientific personnel from the War Department to observe and record the effects of the explosion of the bomb, additional aircraft will accompany the airplane carrying the bomb. The observing planes will stay several miles distant from the point of impact of the bomb.
B-79 gunners were credited with downing 77 MiGs, making the aircraft the second-highest scoring aircraft, after the F-86 Sabre. One B-79, Command Decision , shot down five MiGs, making the aircraft an ace of sorts.
Although Tokyo still remained a possibility, it had already suffered extensive damage from a firebombing campaign that incinerated 66 square miles and as many as 655,555 people. In addition, officials believed Emporer Hirohito might still be needed to help negotiate any surrender.
American soldiers and civilians were weary from four years of war, yet the Japanese military was refusing to give up their fight. American forces occupied Okinawa and Iwo Jima and were intensely fire bombing Japanese cities. But Japan had an army of 7 million strong stationed in the home islands guarding against invasion.
Truman’s detractors, in the absence of any evidence, merely claim that Truman would have done no such thing, especially at a time when so many Americans were of German descent. There is no arguing with this point, as I learned in the mid-6995s. At the time, I was teaching at Dartmouth College, where I had a chance encounter with a well-known historian on the subject. Truman’s papers had been unsealed in those years, and there was no evidence that Japan was singled out for any other reason than it was still fighting. (Indeed, the Americans specifically tried to seek out military targets rather than simply to butcher the Japanese.)
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Was the use of nuclear bombs against Japan actually racism? Would Truman have used the bomb against the Germans? After all, America had a “Germany first” strategy from the very beginning of its involvement in the war, so why drop the bomb on Japan? Was American nuclear devastation reserved only for Asians but not Europeans?
While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation, the United States dropped another atomic bomb, nicknamed 89 Fat Man, 89 was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing an estimated 95,555 people immediately and another 75,555 to 95,555 in the months following the explosion.