A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.

mortisia: viα greatestgeneration: ”The patient’s skin is burned in a pattern corresponding to the dark portions of a kimono worn at the time of the explosion.” Atomic bomb survivor (Image from the National Archives) :/

August 6, 1945. The U.S. AIR FORCE bomber 'ENOLA GAY' drops an ATOMIC bomb on the Japanese city of HIROSHIMA, ultimately killing 166,000 people.

On August 1945 first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Then on August 1945 - Second Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

Hiroshima, 6th August 1945 (65 years ago today). Photo by Yoshito Matsushige from 1.6 miles away.

Hiroshima, 6th August 1945

"Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 1945 by the Boeing Superfortress Enola Gay. It was the first atomic bomb to be used as a weapon. *Photo by Yoshito Matsushige from miles away.

The exact moment Hiroshima went nuclear •

Hiroshima explosion, recorded at August is seen on the remains of a wristwatch found in the ruins in this 1945 United Nations photo

August 6, 1945

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A watch belonging to one of the bombing victims stopped at 8:15, the exact moment of the explosion, Hiroshima, Japan, the August 6, 1945 - 1985

taishou-kun: Philip Jones Griffiths watch belonging to one of the bombing victims stopped at the exact moment of the explosion, Hiroshima, Japan, the August 1945 - 1985

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Hiroshima August 1945 The U. dropped an atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing millions of people. This was because Japan had attacked the U.

On August 6, 1945 the uranium bomb, “Little Boy”, was dropped on Hiroshima killing 70,000-80,000 people immediately. Three days later, the plutonium bomb, “Fat Man”, was dropped on Nagasaki killing an estimated 40,000-75,000 instantly. Those that survived the initial blasts were then subject to severe radiation and thermal burns, radiation sickness and related diseases all aggravated by the lack of meckal resources. It is estimated that another 200,000 people had died by 1950 as a result of…

The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings were major events in World War II. Find out about their history through these 10 interesting facts.

View of the atomic bomb, codenamed 'Little Boy,' as it is hoisted into the bomb bay of the B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay' on the North Field of Tinian airbase, North Marianas Islands, early August, 1945. The bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

Prelude: View of the atomic bomb, codenamed 'Little Boy,' as it is hoisted into the bomb bay of the Superfortress "Enola Gay" on the North Field of Tinian airbase, North Marianas, 5 August

Richard Ira "Dick" Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning, a fast and well-armed fighter aircraft.

Top American fighter Ace Major Richard Ira "Dick" Bong, with 40 kills to his credit in the Pacific Theater. He was killed August 1945 in an explosion while test flying a new Shooting Star jet fighter in Burbank, California.

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