Nagasaki Bombing by: nick nelson/James Sprouse

Aftermath of the "Fat man" dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945

After the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan (August 6, 1945) the Japanese people would not surrender, this caused the United States and Harry S. Truman to drop another bomb to drop in Nagasaki Japan killing about 60,000 - 80,000 people (August 9, 1945). The leader of Japan, Hirohito, was very proud after Hiroshima because the Japanese people would not surrender no matter what happened, little did he know...

I would consider the Nagasaki bombing to be an air battle because we used a plane to drop the bomb on the city. The main objective of this was to force the Japanese people to surrender. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki was called the "Fat Man" named because of it's 10,300 pound, 128 diameter steel outer shell.

This is the mushroom cloud caused by the "Fat Man" dropped on Nagasaki.

After the bombing of Nagasaki, the war had finally ended. It had started on August 6, 1945 to August 9, 1945. The battle took place in Nagasaki, and the U.S. had enough courage to intend dropping the "Fat Man", and it had made Japan surrender to us and our allied forces, also bring the end of WWII.

broken tower in Nagasaki

We bombed them and brought the war to an end.It affected WWII by bringing it to an end. The US Air force before dropping the A-Bomb, dropped pamphlets in Hiroshima warning people of the bombing. For decades, the mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba wrote letters of protest each time a nuclear test was conducted, as a plea to end the use of nuclear weapons. The Flame of Peace in Hiroshima, Japan has burned since 1964 in honor of the victims and will be extinguished only when all nuclear weapons are removed from the world and the Earth is free from the nuclear threat.

The reason the United States chose to bomb Nagasaki was because it was a major shipbuilding city and military port. Although the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, it wasn't the United States' main target, mainly because the town was bombed 12 times in the past six months. Another target besides Hiroshima and Nagasaki was Kokura, they didn't bomb this target because, of the major smoke block that was hiding the city after the napalm bomb drops.

The outcome of this battle was a major help in WWII because of the fact that this bombing (after Hiroshima) is what mainly cause the Japanese people to surrender. We had bombed them because they had major shipbuilding and a large military port. We had previously bombed them 5 times before but they refused to surrender because they still had the equipment they needed to make their country better.

Temple in Nagasaki

We didn't tell some of the people in our country because we were ashamed that it took us 6 times to make them finally surrender, when all we had to do was send our troops over seas and attack them on foot rather than bombing them. We also didn't tell some people because we thought we had harmed them too much, and too many innocent people were killed.


Created with images by Archives New Zealand - "Atomic Bombing of Wellington City" • WikiImages - "atomic bomb weapons of mass destruction destruction" • The Official CTBTO Photostream - "Aerial view of Nagasaki before the bombing" • skeeze - "atomic bomb nuclear weapon fat man" • DoNotLick - "Remnant of the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki Hypocenter Park" • Kyla Duhamel - "Day 11: Nagasaki Peace Park"

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