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Title: A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial center August 8, 1945, from a U.S. B-29 Superfortress. (Source: National Archives and Records Administration)  Click on image to see a larger version of it.

 

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Title: A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial center August 8, 1945, from a U.S. B-29 Superfortress. (Source: National Archives and Records Administration) Click on image to see a larger version of it. I guess the date was August 8th in Japan and August 9th in the US due to the time zones differences?

 

Links of Interest

398th Bomb Group Memorial Association

509th Composite Group Flightline (The B-29 Superfortress Then and Now...)

See the nose art for: "Enola Gay" (#82); "The Great Artiste" (#89); and "Bockscar" (#77); and the other Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

The Atomic Bomb at DansHistory.com (See photos of the 2 types of atomic bombs dropped on Japan.)

Blindauer's tribute to all Purple Heart recipients

"The Bomb that Ended World War II" By C.V. Glines at Military.com

"The Bomb that Ended World War II" By C.V Glines at TheHistoryNet.com

Brig. General Paul W. Tibbets, USAF-Ret., The official web site of (pilot of the Enola Gay)

Enola Gay - Former Exhibition Information

"Eyewitness over Nagasaki, August, 9, 1945" (Press Release)

Atomic Archives - Eyewitness Account of Atomic Bomb Over Nagasaki - 1945 (Press Release)

Hill Aerospace Museum - 509th Composite Group

Historic Wendover Airfield Restoration Project (Utah)

Military.com - Latest Military news, Free e-mail accounts, find your buddies, and more. WWII History Archive - Military Legends: World War II Pacific Theater and Europe and North Africa

National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

National Archives and Records Administration > NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)

NAIL Digital Copies Search Try search terms like: Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Victory in Europe, B29

The beginning ...

Title: Aftermath of a Japanese sneak attack on these three stricken U.S. battleships; from left to right: USS West Virginia (severely damaged), USS Tennessee (damaged), and the USS Arizona (sunk) 

Title: Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance. Mrs. Virginia Young (right), whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base at Corpus Christi, Texas. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of the state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill.

Title: "Admiral C. W. Nimitz, CinCPac, pins Navy Cross on Dorie Miller, at ceremony on board warship in Pearl Harbor, T. H.". - Dorie Miller was on the USS West Virginia when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor. He carried his dying skipper to safety and then went back to man the machine gun against the Japanese dive bombers. Dorie Miller received the Navy Cross at Pearl Harbor on May 27, 1942.

Title: These Colors Won't Run. Remember Pearl Harbor.

Title: (Top) - German officers sign unconditional surrender in Reims, France. (Bottom) - Allied force leaders at the signing. 

Title: "... troops in Burma stop work briefly to read President Truman's Proclamation of Victory in Europe." 

Title: 98TH BOMB WING, JAPAN--Pfc. Benjamin Livingston flys as a gunner on one of the U.S. Air Force veteran 98th Bomb Wing's Superforts, defending the B-29 against Communist jet fighters.

The ending ...

Title: "Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the ENOLA GAY, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, waves from his cockpit before the takeoff, 6 August 1945."

Title: Enola Gay after strike at Hiroshima, entering hard-stand

Title: LB (Little Boy) unit on trailer cradle in pit. [Note bomb bay door in upper right-hand corner.] (Dropped on Hiroshima)

Title: Comdr. A.F. Birch, numbering LB (Little Boy) unit L-11, before loading on trailer in Assembly Bldg. #1. Unit L-11 was the one dropped on Hiroshima. Dr. Ramsey standing nearby.

Title: At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. Two planes of the 509th Composite Group, part of the 313th Wing of the 20th Air Force, participated in this mission, one to carry the bomb, the other to act as escort

Title: FM (Fat Man) unit being placed on trailer cradle in front of Assembly Building #2 (Dropped on Nagasaki)

Title: Different names which have placed on FM (Fat Man) unit  (Dropped on Nagasaki)

The National Atomic Museum (Albuquerque, New Mexico) - Decision to drop

The National D-Day Museum

Pearl Harbor Remembered
USS Arizona Casualty List - Military personnel killed on the battleship Arizona, December 7, 1941. (26 men from Louisiana). USS Arizona casualty list Provided through the courtesy of the USS Arizona Memorial, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, No. 1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 96818

Live video feed from Pearl Harbor. (Requires RealPlayer with G2.)

PBS.org:

A Science Odyssey People and Discoveries The first atomic bomb is detonated
The American Experience-Presidents-Resources-Truman-Bomb Test
The American Experience-Presidents-Resources-Truman-Hiroshima Announcement

"Reflections From Above: An American Pilot's Perspective on the Mission which Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Nagaski" by Lane R. Earns

This article is about Lieutenant Frederick "Fred" J. Olivi's personal experience.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Trinity Atomic Web Site - Hiroshima and Nagasaki

USS Houston CA-30 - Crew List (searchable)

VetFriends.com: US Military Veteran Locator!

Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP on the WEB (WASP -WWII) 

"Above & Beyond--38 WASP and trainees killed while serving their country."

WW2 Timeline (at University of San Diego) 

The Atomic Bomb
Here are the missing images:
M. Stanley Livingston & Ernest O. Lawrence

Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist
Major General Leslie R. Groves
B-29 Enola Gay after strike at Hiroshima
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, atomic physicist
Little Boy uranium bomb
Fat Man plutonium bomb

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