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HIROSHIMA BOMBING In the early morning hours of august 6 1945 a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay took off from the island of Tinian and headed north by north west towards Japan. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Hiroshima time the Enola Gay released “Little Boy” its 9700 pound uranium bomb, over the city. Forty-three second later, a huge explosion lit the morning sky as little boy detonated 1900 feet above the city. The yield of the explosion was estimated 15 kilotons. Moments before the blast it was a calm and sunny Monday morning, by 8:15 the city was alive with activity, soldiers doing their morning calisthenics (exercise), commuters on foot or on bicycles, groups of women and children working outside to clear firebreaks. Thousands of people involved in their daily activities, children walking to schools, dreaming the dream of becoming doctor, engineer or pilot and probably not able to understand the behavior of human around them. Few seconds later, those closest to the explosion died instantly, their bodies turned to black char. Nearby birds
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course SPCH 2402 taught by Professor Floyd,m during the Spring '09 term at Dallas Colleges.

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