The Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945. "Fat Man" was the codename for the type of atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was dropped from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, named after Captain Frederick C. Bock. The Fat Man mission was piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney.

The Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945. "Fat Man" was the codename for the type of atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was dropped from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, named after Captain Frederick C. Bock. The Fat Man mission was piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney.

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Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets waves to the ground crew on August 6, 1945 as he pilots the B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” on its last bomb run. He flew from Tinian Island in the Pacific to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan that help end World War II a few days later

Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets waves to the ground crew on August 6, 1945 as he pilots the B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” on its last bomb run. He flew from Tinian Island in the Pacific to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan that help end World War II a few days later

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WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. Marshall Islands. 22 February 1944. Tinian Island (occupied by the Japanese). US Navy Avenger fighter bombers.

WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. Marshall Islands. 22 February 1944. Tinian Island (occupied by the Japanese). US Navy Avenger fighter bombers.

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Fat Man on transport carriage Tinian Island 1945.

Fat Man on transport carriage Tinian Island 1945.

At 2:30 a.m. on August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay left Tinian Island, the forward American airbase in the Marianas, for Special Bombing Mission No. 13.  In the bomb bay was “Little Boy,” the name given to the first atomic bomb to used in warfare.  At 8:16 a.m., “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.  The bomb caused massive destruction and sped the end of World War II.  When the bomb detonated, about 1,900 feet above the city, Nelson sent a coded message that was forwarded to President…

At 2:30 a.m. on August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay left Tinian Island, the forward American airbase in the Marianas, for Special Bombing Mission No. 13. In the bomb bay was “Little Boy,” the name given to the first atomic bomb to used in warfare. At 8:16 a.m., “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb caused massive destruction and sped the end of World War II. When the bomb detonated, about 1,900 feet above the city, Nelson sent a coded message that was forwarded to President…

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Tinian Island Pass, 1945. Tinian Island Pass issued by the War Department, U.S Engineer Office, to Cyril Stanley Smith. [Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were assembled on Tinian] military passes War Department United States, 1945. (Photo by Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images)

Tinian Island Pass, 1945. Tinian Island Pass issued by the War Department, U.S Engineer Office, to Cyril Stanley Smith. [Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were assembled on Tinian] military passes War Department United States, 1945. (Photo by Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images)

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A Water Buffalo, loaded with Marines, churns through the sea bound for beaches of Tinian Island near Guam.  July 1944.

A Water Buffalo, loaded with Marines, churns through the sea bound for beaches of Tinian Island near Guam. July 1944.

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Marines help a Japanese soldier from a dugout on Tinian Island during the Fall of Tinian in World War II. He holds a cigarette the Leathernecks used to coax him out.

Marines help a Japanese soldier from a dugout on Tinian Island during the Fall of Tinian in World War II. He holds a cigarette the Leathernecks used to coax him out.

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Agnew StrikeOrderHiroshima - Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Agnew StrikeOrderHiroshima - Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The U.S. B-29 Superfortress bomber "Enola Gay"; took off from Tinian Island very early on the morning of August 6th, carrying "Little Boy", a 4,000 kg (8,900 lb) uranium bomb....

The U.S. B-29 Superfortress bomber "Enola Gay"; took off from Tinian Island very early on the morning of August 6th, carrying "Little Boy", a 4,000 kg (8,900 lb) uranium bomb....

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