President Harry S. Truman, warned by some of his advisers that any attempt to invade Japan would result in horrific American casualties, ordered that the new weapon be used to bring the war to a speedy end. On August 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Where was the bomb in Japan?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and NagasakiDate6 August and 9 August 1945LocationHiroshima and Nagasaki, JapanResultAllied victory
What cities did we bomb in Japan?
On July 16, 1945, in the New Mexico desert, the United States detonated the worlds first nuclear weapons test explosion. Three weeks later, U.S. bombers carried out surprise atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Where did us drop the bomb in Japan?
Hiroshima On the morning of August 6, 1945, the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Top Image: The devastated downtown of Hiroshima with the dome of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall visible in the distance.
What two places in Japan did the US bomb?
Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay left the island of Tinian for Hiroshima, Japan carrying the uranium 235 gun-type bomb, named Little Boy.