Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Date taken: August 9, 1945
Location: Nagasaki, Japan

Photographer: Charles Levy

Historical Events

  • 1945-07-26 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled
  • 1945-07-28 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9
  • 1945-08-09 US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki

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