Saturday, August 06, 2005

60th anniversary of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, a single American aircraft dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima.

Three days later Nagasaki faces the same fate. Japan surrendered within a week, ending World War Two. More than 120,000 of the 450,000 people in the two cities were killed – a further 100,000 died from radiation-related illness within months

August 6, 8.15am: B-29 bomber Enola Gay, flying at 30,000 feet, drops first atomic bomb

1.Little Boy: 9,000lb uranium bomb falls for 25,000ft barometric safety switch operated

2.At 1,900ft proximity fuze fires explosive charge

3.Conical wedge of uranium-235 is shot into large target uranium-235

4.Force of impact welds two pieces together, creating super-critical mass of uranium drenched in neutrons. Chain reaction accelerates and atomic blast – equivalent to 12,500 tonnes of high-explosive – follows, instantly killing 70,000

5.Fireball – with temperature of 300,000degreeC – kills almost everyone within 3,000ft of ground zero. Blast destroys all wooden buildings within 7,500ft of ground zero. 70,000 people seriously injured. Black rain falls heavily for over one hour, depositing radioactive debris over wide area

August 9, 11.02am: U.S. drops plutonium bomb on industrial section of Nagasaki, totally destroying 1.5 square miles of city, instantly killing 40,000 people, and injuring 60,000 more. By year’s end, death toll climbs to 70,000

It should stop in Japan it should not continue. I can’t imagine like this type of attacks. Coming years should be a good years for all people in global. We can pray for those innocent persons.


Narayanan Venkitu said...

Do you think so?

I hope so too.!! But I am scared these days.!

Sad to hear the fate of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.!

Thanks for reminding us about that fatal day in History which kind of turned world History upside down.!

Jeevan said...

First, thanku for seeing my blog
It is the worse attack in world history, when I search for details of Hiroshima bombing I was shocked to see the details of atom bombs and how powerful they are.