Tsutomu Yamaguchi (March 16, 1916 – January 4, 2010)

Tsutomu Yamaguchi (March 16, 1916 – January 4, 2010)

Tsutomu-Yamaguchi  A Nagasaki resident, he was in Hiroshima on business for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries when it was bombed at 8:15 am August 6, 1945. The next day, he returned to Nagasaki & despite his wounds returned to work on August 9 when the 2nd bomb dropped. He was recognized in '57 as  "Hibakusha"(explosion-affected), for Nagasaki. It wasn't until 2009 that Japan officially recognized his presence in Hiroshima three days earlier. He died at 93 of stomach cancer on Jan 4, 2010.

Tsutomu-Yamaguchi A Nagasaki resident, he was in Hiroshima on business for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries when it was bombed at 8:15 am August 6, 1945. The next day, he returned to Nagasaki & despite his wounds returned to work on August 9 when the 2nd bomb dropped. He was recognized in '57 as "Hibakusha"(explosion-affected), for Nagasaki. It wasn't until 2009 that Japan officially recognized his presence in Hiroshima three days earlier. He died at 93 of stomach cancer on Jan 4, 2010.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi – the world’s only survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/tsutomu-yamaguchi-the-worlds-only-survivor-of-both-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-atomic-bombs.html

Tsutomu Yamaguchi – the world’s only survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/tsutomu-yamaguchi-the-worlds-only-survivor-of-both-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-atomic-bombs.html

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for work when the first A-bomb hit, made it home to Nagasaki for the second, and lived to be 93.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for work when the first A-bomb hit, made it home to Nagasaki for the second, and lived to be 93.

In 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night, caught the morning train so he could arrive at his job on time in Nagasaki where he survived another atomic blast.

In 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night, caught the morning train so he could arrive at his job on time in Nagasaki where he survived another atomic blast.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Tsutomu Yamaguchi

09 08 45: The B-29 Superfortress "Bockscar" drops the second and final atomic bomb of the war on Nagasaki. Japanese business man Tsutomu Yamaguchi had been in Hiroshima during the first bombing and had returned home to Nagasaki only to experience and survive the second.

09 08 45: The B-29 Superfortress "Bockscar" drops the second and final atomic bomb of the war on Nagasaki. Japanese business man Tsutomu Yamaguchi had been in Hiroshima during the first bombing and had returned home to Nagasaki only to experience and survive the second.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi,   first Recognized Survivor of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, first Recognized Survivor of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a Japanese national who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. It should be noted that at least 160 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, but Yamaguchi is the only person to have been officially recognized by the government of Japan as surviving both explosions. In 1945, he was a resident of Nagasaki, and in Hiroshima on business for his employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries when the city was bombed at 8:15am on August 6. When the…

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a Japanese national who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. It should be noted that at least 160 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, but Yamaguchi is the only person to have been officially recognized by the government of Japan as surviving both explosions. In 1945, he was a resident of Nagasaki, and in Hiroshima on business for his employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries when the city was bombed at 8:15am on August 6. When the…

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