The Atomic Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki August 6 th and August 9 th 1945 Austin Jackson 3 rd period Mrs. Crowder
B-29 These planes were designed specifically for bombing. This type of plane dropped the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 12 (usually 10) Crew: 3,250 miles Loaded Range: 125 mph Stalling Speed: 360 mph at 25,000 ft. Maximum Speed: 16 ft. 7 in. Propellers: 29 ft. 7 in. Height: 141 ft. 3 in. Wingspan: 2,200 hp/engine Horsepower:
Paul Tibbets Born on February 23,1915 Flew the plane that dropped the bomb over Hiroshima Awarded the purple heart and other awards. Died November 1 st , 2007
The Japanese made military groups of women and children. They were not about to give up. So the U.S. ordered the bomb in order to make the death tolls of Americans to a minimum. The Japanese were going to fight to the death that is why the bomb was used.
Why did it happen?
The Enola Gay The “Enola Gay” was the B-29 bomber that dropped "Little Boy“ which was the first atomic bomb ever used in war. They attacked the city of Hiroshima on Japan on August 6 th, 1945, this was just before the end of World War II. It was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, she was the mother of the pilot named Paul Tibbets. In 1995 the Enola Gay gained national attention when the cockpit and nose section of the aircraft was placed at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
On August 2, 1939, right before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to the president which was Franklin D. Roosevelt at the time. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of Germany making strong efforts to purify “uranium-235.” That can make an atom bomb. It was shortly thereafter that the U.S. began to get serious about this nuclear threat so they started the “Manhattan Project.”
Over a length of six years, from 1939 to 1945, more than two billion dollars was spent during the history of the Manhattan Project. The formulas for creating uranium and putting together a working atomic bomb were created by some of the greatest minds of our time. Chief among the people, Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the project from start to finish was one of those people.
President JFK awarded him with the Enrico Fermi Award for his work.
Director of the Manhattan Project and atomic bomb.
Died on February 18, 1967.
Little boy was the codename used for the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima on August 6 th, 1945. The bomb killed over 70,000 thousand people instantly. It was created by “The Manhattan Project.” Little Boy
Timeline WWII started 1939 Hiroshima was bombed August 6 th 1945 August 9 th 1945 Nagasaki was bombed 1939-1945 The Manhattan Project
The United States still continues to be a dominant world power. America still has a lot of nuclear powers also. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not in ruins anymore but it is still remembered as the place where America settled the war. September 2 nd, 1945 Japan surrenders to the allied powers September 2 nd 1945 - present
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