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"Little Boy" And "Fat Man" Essay

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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki proved to be fatal for the Japanese; the loss of the war and the irreplaceable loss of over 100,000 innocent lives. Prior to the bombing that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. had to develop the fatal weapon that would end the war against Japan. In the Manhattan Project (1940) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were tasked with the construction of the facilities needed for the top-secret project. Over the next several years the scientists worked on producing the key materials for the nuclear fission- Uranium and Plutonium. In the early morning of July 16, 1945, the Manhattan Project had its first successful test at the Trinity site at ...view middle of the document...

The over 9,000 pound Uranium bomb named “Little Boy” was loaded onto the modified B-26 bomber named Enola Gay. “Little Boy” was dropped at about 8:15 in the morning and exploded 2,000 feet above Hiroshima. The blast was equivalent to 12-15,000 tons of TNT. The bomb killed an estimated 80,000 people immediately died and about 90% of the city was gone. Tens of thousands of people later died due to radiation exposure. Though the casualty rate from the bombing was high Japan refused to surrender.
On August 9, 1945, Major Charles Sweeney flew another B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, from the military base located in Tinian. The next target, Nagasaki, was hit at about 11 in the morning by the bomb codenamed “Fat Man”. This bomb was more powerful than the one used against Hiroshima and weighed nearly 10,000 pounds. The bomb was built to produce a 22-kiloton blast. The geographical placing of Nagasaki, which was nestled in narrow valleys between mountains, reduced the effect of the bomb which only spread 2.6 square miles compared to the five square miles destroyed in Hiroshima.
At noon on August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s surrender in a radio broadcast. The news of the “Victory in Japan” or “V-J Day” spread quickly and celebration broke out across America and other allied nations. The surrender agreement was signed on September 2, 1945, aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Missouri which was anchored in Tokyo Bay. The population in Hiroshima was nearly...

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