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Hiroshima 1. August 6, 1945, 8:15:17sec. 2. The B-29Enola Gay, flying at 31,600 feet.

3. The Enola Gay wasescorted by to other bombers. 4. Hiroshima bombing alarmsirens started, but when there were only three planes theyturned them off.

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5. August 6, 1945, 8:15:17sec. BombardierMajor Tom Ferebee made the call. “Bombs away.” 6. At8:15 in Hiroshima, (One of Japan’s largest industrial centers)it was an average working day.

7. Looking up, a few peoplemight have seen a parachute pop open and slowly driftdownward carrying a heavy load. 8. Then at approximately2000 feet above the cities central business district, a suddenblinding bright light, brighter than a thousand suns. 9. A 4.

5ton bomb exploded with the force of 20,000 tons of TNT.10. Its fireball equaled the hear of the sun’s surface, 300,000degrees centigrade. At ground Zero below the blast it was6,000 degrees centigrade. 11. Stone buildings and pavedstreets buckled.

Humans, animals, and all vegetation simplyturned to vapor. All wood within 2 miles immediately burstto flame. 12. The compressed and heated air expanded atthe rate of 4 tons per square yard and raced outward fromthe center at more than 1,000 feet per second. 13.

After theheat and explosion was the radiation and deadly gammarays. 14. In days after thousands died of radiation poisoning.15. 130,00 died in Hiroshima from effects of the bomb.


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