On August 6, 1945, during WW II, a US B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The explosion wiped out 90% of the city and instantly killed 80,000 individuals. A few days later, a second US B-29 bomber dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing 40,000 individuals. Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, announced his nation’s unconditional surrender in WW2 in a radio address on August 15, stating the devastating power of a cruel bomb. This list contains 10 facts about Hiroshima and Nagasaki you didn’t know.
Twelve cyanide pills were kept in the cockpit of the plane carrying atomic bomb (Enola Gay), and pilots were ordered to take these pills if the mission was compromised during Hiroshima bombing.
Just 3 of the 12 individuals on board the Enola Gay really knew the actual purpose of the mission to Hiroshima.