"Navy photographer pictures suffering and ruins that resulted from atom bomb blast in Hiroshima, Japan. Japanese soldier walks through leveled area., 09/1945"
Wayne Miller, photographer. From the General Photographic File of the Department of the Navy.
Letter received from General Thomas Handy to General Carl Spaatz authorizing the dropping of the first atomic bomb, 07/25/1945
On August 6, 1945 the United Stated dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. These two mosaics of aerial photographs show Hiroshima before and after.
Top: Pre-attack mosaic view of Hiroshima, Japan, 04/13/1945
Bottom: Post-attack mosaic view of Hiroshima, Japan, 08/11/1945
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, 08/06/1945
August 6, 1945 - the United States dropped the bomb on the city of Hiroshima.