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Hiroshima Victoria Sherrow

Hiroshima

Victoria Sherrow

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ISBN : 9780382247422
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Before dawn on August 6, 1945, a B-29 called the Enola Gay roared down the airstrip on the northern Pacific island of Tinian in the Marianas, about 1,300 miles south of Japan. Watching it lift off and soar above the ocean, U.S. military officialsMoreBefore dawn on August 6, 1945, a B-29 called the Enola Gay roared down the airstrip on the northern Pacific island of Tinian in the Marianas, about 1,300 miles south of Japan. Watching it lift off and soar above the ocean, U.S. military officials were relieved. They had worried that this plane, loaded with an unusual cargo and 7,600 gallons of fuel, might be too heavy to leave the ground. The scientists had estimated that this new bomb might have the power of 10 million tons of the explosive TNT, able to kill 20,000 people or more in one blast.