The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively. After six months of intense fire-bombing of 67 other Japanese cities, followed by an ultimatum which was ignored by the Shōwa regime, the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945,  followed on August 9 by the detonation of the "Fat Man" nuclear bomb over Nagasaki. These are to date the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of warfare.
The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945, roughly half on the days of the bombings. Amongst these, 15–20% died from injuries or the combined effects of flash burns, trauma, and radiation burns, compounded by illness, malnutrition and radiation sickness. Since then, more have died from leukemia (231 observed) and solid cancers (334 observed) attributed to exposure to radiation released by the bombs. In both cities, the majority of the dead were civilians.
Little boy,,August 6 ,1945 Hiroshima
Fat man,,Aug 9th 1945 Nagasaki
I visited both places when I was younger on school field trip.Both cities were rebuilt as if nothing happened. but you have to remember these are only places that this ultimate weapon took place.I went to those museum in both cities,, it was unreal..
When I was growing up ,I was fascinated by war affair for some reason,, war movie, documentary,stuff like that,,I don't know why. When I went to college, I chose history as major,,modern history ,post war history,,even though I used to skip classes almost everyday for so many reasons,,( hey,, so many distractions in college,, bikes, girls,parties)
but i loved reading books,and listen to behind the scene stories professor tells,, debate,,
Nagasaki was second target on this mission,,
Aug 9th 1945 B-29 named Bockstar operated by 393 squardron reach their primary target Kokura which is near my hometown, 70%cloud above the target obstructed clear vision. so they switched to Nagasaki. both cities has numerous military industrial area.
Hiroshima,Kokura,Nagasaki all of them..
Japanese military detected these B-29's on their radar, but because that was only few planes , they didn't think it was an attack,, so , they stopped warning siren,, To me, even though they tried evacuated people from this people,, I don't think it made much of a differences..
little bit of stuff i still remember from class in college,
it is still the one of the important subject to debate over 4decades that,, whether it was necessary to execute this operation to end this war,,
I remember we are reading the book written based on US military document ( some of the old classified document is open to public ) saying that They were speculated that Japan will surrender due to the lack of resources around August.
also, other document says that they fear that rapid invasion of soviet communism ,( look what china is now,,) and rapid possibilities of russian nuclear weapon development...
Author of this book was saying and implying that this operation was the America's Fuck you communist, look what we got !
i don't think it was proven fact ,, it's just a controversy.
Hiroshima,Nagasaki were milestone for Cold war which entire world went right into after world war 2
hiroshima, before and after,,, look how its cleaned out !!!
R.I.P those 220,000 people, and people suffer after disease.
BTW Did you know the rumor that HD's one of the best selling bike in 90's Fatboy was
named after Fat man and little boy? ,,, nah it's just a stupid rumor..
I am not making political statement here,,
I am just telling it like it is,,