A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.

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Fat Man and Little Boy: the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan, which resulted in massive destruction and the surrender of the Japanese during WWII.

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The Enola Gay dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima. In this photograph are five of the aircraft's ground crew with mission commander Paul Tibbets in the center.

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A watch belonging to one of the bombing victims stopped at 8:15, the exact moment of the explosion, Hiroshima, Japan, the August 6, 1945 - 1985

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Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning, a fast and well-armed fighter aircraft.

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On August 6, 1945 the uranium bomb, “Little Boy”, was dropped on Hiroshima killing 70,000-80,000 people immediately. Three days later, the plutonium bomb, “Fat Man”, was dropped on Nagasaki killing an estimated 40,000-75,000 instantly. Those that survived the initial blasts were then subject to severe radiation and thermal burns, radiation sickness and related diseases all aggravated by the lack of meckal resources. It is estimated that another 200,000 people had died by 1950 as a result of…

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BOMB DROPPED ON HIROSHIMA JAPAN on August 6, 1945 (shadow left by a Hiroshima citizen who had been working at 8:15 when the bomb was dropped)

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At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945, the B-29 Superfortress called the 'Enola Gay" dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

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