Where did harry tuman drop the atomic bombs?

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What president dropped the atomic bomb?

President Harry Truman authorised and ordered the dropping of the two atomic bombs. He was following up the plans made under the Roosevelt administration. He didn't actually drop it himself, I doubt that he could have even picked it up.

What effects did dropping of atomic bombs have?

The dropping of the atomic bombs, nicknamed "Little Boy" and "FatMan," on August 6th and 9th, 1945, on the cities of Hiroshima andNagasaki respectively, brought about the immediate andunconditional surrender of Japan. Estimates of allied lives thatwould have been lost in the otherwise inevitable inv (MORE)

What did Harry Truman think the after effects of dropping the atomic bomb would be?

Neither he nor the builders knew what the "physical" after effects of the explosion might include. However, Truman may have had several motivations for its use as a weapon. The first was obviously to coerce the surrender of Japan. But he also may have hoped to dissuade the Soviet Union from trying t (MORE)

When was the atom bomb dropped?

The Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. PS: Little Boy and Fat Man are the names of the bombs.

Where did the US drop the atom bomb?

Two bombs were dropped, Both on the mainland of Japan. One bomb was dropped at Hiroshima on August 6th with the other one being dropped three days later at Nagasaki.

Why did the us drop an atomic bomb?

The US dropped the atomic bomb because it was the was Truman wanted to end the war. So they dropped 2 bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2 major cites in Japan and that ended the war, Japan Finally surrendered and America had won WWII

The cause of dropping the atomic bomb?

An attempt (right or wrong) to save Allied lives by unleashing a weapon so terrible that the Japanese would surrender immediately, rather than fight inch by inch to the death - which was the US experience at that time.

What year did atomic bomb drop?

The first atomic weapon used in combat was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 9 August 1945. The second was dropped three days later, this time on Nagasaki, Japan.

Were did Harry Truman drop the bomb?

There were two atomic weapons dropped on Japan in 1945. The first was over Hiroshima on August 6th, and the second was over Nagasaki on August 9th.

Dropping of Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima?

At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being kill (MORE)

Why shouldn't they have dropped the atomic bomb?

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Did Harry Truman make the right decision dropping the atomic bombs on japan in 1945?

If Hirohito had decided that regardless of what happened, the Japanese would never surrender, it could have been decades before we brought Japan to heel, and the country would have been destroyed. The Japanese people were unimpressed by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: more had died in (MORE)

Why the us dropped atomic bomb?

They dropped it because japan refused to make efforts to end the war peacefully, and would not give on fighting the war until the US controlled every Japanese island.

Why was the dropping of the atomic bomb criticized?

These are the reasons for the criticisms of the atomic bomb usage. . They were responsible for the destruction of two cities. . They were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousandsof people. . They were responsible for the radiation poison in Japan and thenearby sea waters and lands. . (MORE)

Why was the dropping of the atomic bomb not justified?

In a 1986 study, historian and journalist Edwin P. Hoyt nailed the"great myth, perpetuated by well-meaning people throughout theworld," that "the atomic bomb caused the surrender of Japan." In Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict (p. 420), heexplained: "The fact is that as far as the Japanese mi (MORE)

How did Harry Truman decide to drop the atomic bomb?

Truman knew nothing of the Manhattan Project or the bomb until after he was sworn in as president. It was extremely secret. He did know, however, that the US military was already planning for the invasions of the first of the Home Islands of Japan, with one landing projected for November 1945, an (MORE)

When have atomic bombs been dropped?

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accur (MORE)

Did nagasaki have an atomic bomb dropped on it?

Yes, on August 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima was bombed. It was a different type of bomb from Hiroshima though. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was made by splitting uranium atoms, and was nicknamed Little Boy. However, the bomb dropped on Nagasaki was plutonium. It was nicknamed Fat Man and (MORE)

It was right to drop the atomic bomb?

Unfortunately it was the only credible choice for the Allies in WWII. Japan did want to surrender (to surrender in Japan was to lose face). The battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa were bloodbaths for both sides. An island invasion of Japan would have cost probably a million casualties for both the Alli (MORE)

Where was announcement of dropping of atomic bomb?

Leaflets were dropped over Japan warning them of a "big bomb" but not naming it as an atom bomb. They were told to get their government to surrender or the big bomb would be dropped. The Military Leaders were asked to surrender again.

What was the debate of dropping the atomic bombs?

Many people opposed President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs because the Japanese were already on the losing end of the war. However, Truman didn't want to risk the loss of many more American soldiers with an invasion of Japan. So, to put it in layman's terms, he blow'd them up. Twice (F (MORE)

Why they drop the atomic bomb in japan?

Because that's who they were fighting at the time. It would have been silly to drop it in, say, Germany, which had already surrendered, or Italy, which was on the same side by that point in the war, or Canada, which had ALWAYS been on the Allied side. More seriously, it was dropped to avoid a large (MORE)

What was the argument about dropping the atomic bomb?

The higher command had it's views and the President had another one. Here is what was going on. General Dwight Eisenhower - I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly bec (MORE)

Why atom bombs were dropped on japan?

1. USA needed to demonstrate its power and to examine the power ofnuclear weapon. 2. It was the fastest and easiest way to end war with Japan. From Source: Weber, Mark "Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the AtomicBombings could have been avoided" The Journal of Historical Review , May-June 1997 (Vol. 1 (MORE)

Why was it bad for dropping the atomic bomb?

It killed tens of thousands of incident people . Its radiation effects people to this day . Gave a lot of people cancer . Increased anti-Americanism . would just breed resentment .

Why is it good you dropped the atomic bomb?

It saved millions of Russian, Japanese, American, Canadian, British and Australian lives by preventing the invasion of mainland Japan. . The amount of lives lost in the bombing was not even close to the amount of Japanese who would have died during the invasion of Japan. . The war ended AT LAST.

How were the atomic bombs dropped on japan?

They were dropped from airplanes-- B-29 bombers. The bombers flewalone so they would not attract attention and have Japanesefighters zooming up to try to shoot them down. The bombers were uphigh. I think the atomic bombs had small parachutes attached tothem to slow their fall and give the airplanes (MORE)

Did Harry S. Truman made the correct decision in dropping the atomic bomb in ww2?

That's a great question and difficult to answer. With most historical events, it depends on perspective. While most Americans support the decision, I would guess that a significant number of Japanese might feel differently. Given the factors of a costly war, an implacable enemy and a new technology, (MORE)

What lead to drop the atomic bomb?

Japan refused to surrender in WW2 and as a response the United States decided to test their latest most devastating weapon which was used to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki therefore making japan forfeit and declare the United States the winner.

Why did they not drop atomic bomb on Europe?

Atomic bombs were not dropped in Europe because the United States (along with help from England, Canada, and Austrailia) did not complete the first atomic bombs until after Germany surrendered.