Wars and Conflicts, World War II, Pacific Theater, Japan, Bombing, Hiroshima (Atomic Bomb); Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay". [photograph]


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Direct vertical aerial view from a U.S. Army Air Forces reconnaissance aircraft of Hiroshima, Japan, with added large white circle showing total area devastated by the "Little Boy" atomic bomb strike on the city on August 6, 1945. Small circle labelled "AP" indicates the aiming point for the bomb. One statute mile scale included at bottom of image. [A/C number 44-86292]

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