Hiroshima 1. August 6, 1945, 8:15:17sec. 2. The B-29
Enola Gay, flying at 31,600 feet. 3. The Enola Gay was
escorted by to other bombers. 4. Hiroshima bombing alarm
sirens started, but when there were only three planes they
turned them off. 5. August 6, 1945, 8:15:17sec. Bombardier
Major Tom Ferebee made the call. “Bombs away.” 6. At
8:15 in Hiroshima, (One of Japan’s largest industrial centers)
it was an average working day. 7. Looking up, a few people
might have seen a parachute pop open and slowly drift
downward carrying a heavy load. 8. Then at approximately
2000 feet above the cities central business district, a sudden
blinding bright light, brighter than a thousand suns. 9. A 4.5
ton bomb exploded with the force of 20,000 tons of TNT.
10. Its fireball equaled the hear of the sun’s surface, 300,000
degrees centigrade. At ground Zero below the blast it was
6,000 degrees centigrade. 11. Stone buildings and paved
streets buckled. Humans, animals, and all vegetation simply
turned to vapor. All wood within 2 miles immediately burst
to flame. 12. The compressed and heated air expanded at
the rate of 4 tons per square yard and raced outward from
the center at more than 1,000 feet per second. 13. After the
heat and explosion was the radiation and deadly gamma
rays. 14. In days after thousands died of radiation poisoning.
15. 130,00 died in Hiroshima from effects of the bomb.