Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000...
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia
The Cannons on the B-29 Bomber Were a Mid-Century Engineering Masterpiece
Designed and built in the early 1940's, the supremely advanced B-29 Superfortress first flew over 70 years ago in September of 1944. Built by Boeing and based on the highly successful platform of the ...
The Second Most Famous Thing to Happen to Hiroshima
Okonomi means “whatever you like,” yaki means “grill,” but smashed together they do little to paint a clear picture. Invariably, writers, cooks, and oko officials revert to analogies: some call it a c...
Delcassified photos of atomic bomb preparation
Until recently few photographs were available of the final hours before the bombings. But newly declassified pictures shed additional light on the procedures leading up to the nuclear attacks, giving ...
AMAZING: 'Lucky' Yamaguchi, The Man Who Survived Both The Hiroshima And Nagasaki Atomic Bombs
  Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during World War II. Although at least 160 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, he is the onl...
Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?
Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs. ...
World War II Enola Gay Pilot's Grandson Taking Command Of Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bombers
A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuc...
Lt. Col. Robert Hite of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' dead at 95
"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only sca...
Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history
With the exception of the march across the Philippine island of Luzon, the battle of Okinawa was the only major American land campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Launched on Easter Sunday, Ap...
High-tech Japanese hotel to employ human-like robot staff
Going to Japan? Here's a bit of advice: if you're absolutely terrified of eerie human-like robots, think very hard before visiting Nagasaki prefecture's
Pacific War
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Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project 1/5
The Manhattan Project documentary.
Pacific War
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theatre of World War II which was fought in the Pacific and East Asia. It was fought over a vast area which included the Pacific Ocean a...
Pacific War - Wikipedia
Operation Downfall
Operation Downfall was the codename for the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of World War II. The planned operation was abandoned when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings...
Operation Downfall - Wikipedia
Air raids on Japan
Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing anywhere from 241,000 to 900,000 people. During the first years o...
Air raids on Japan - Wikipedia
Surrender of Japan
The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imp...
Surrender of Japan - Wikipedia
Occupation of Japan
The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike the occupation o...
Occupation of Japan - Wikipedia
Debate over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The debate over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki concerns the ethical, legal and military controversies surrounding the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 Augus...
Debate over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia
Ryuichi Shimoda v. The State
Ryuichi Shimoda et al. v. The State was an unsuccessful case brought before the District Court of Tokyo by a group of five survivors of the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who claimed the ac...
Ryuichi Shimoda v. The State - Wikipedia
The Cannons on the B-29 Bomber Were a Mid-Century Engineering Masterpiece
Designed and built in the early 1940's, the supremely advanced B-29 Superfortress first flew over 70 years ago in September of 1944. Built by Boeing and based on the highly successful platform of the ...
The Second Most Famous Thing to Happen to Hiroshima
Okonomi means “whatever you like,” yaki means “grill,” but smashed together they do little to paint a clear picture. Invariably, writers, cooks, and oko officials revert to analogies: some call it a c...
Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?
Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs. ...
World War II Enola Gay Pilot's Grandson Taking Command Of Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bombers
A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuc...
509th Composite Group
The 509th Composite Group (509 CG) was a unit of the United States Army Air Forces created during World War II and tasked with the operational deployment of nuclear weapons. It conducted the atomic bo...
509th Composite Group - Wikipedia
Tamiki Hara
Tamiki Hara (原 民喜, Hara Tamiki, November 15, 1905 – March 13, 1951) was a Japanese author and survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima, known for his works of Atomic bomb literature.
Hara was ...
Tamiki Hara - Wikipedia
Shinkolobwe
Shinkolobwe is the name of a town and a mine in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), located near the larger town of Likasi and about 120 miles northwest of Lubumbashi. ...
Shinkolobwe - Wikipedia