World War 2 atomic bombing in Japan?
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Yes, Oregon was bombed by the Japanese in World War II. One attack occured at place called Mount Gearhart. In fact, many states were bombed by Japan. I believe the number is close to ten or more. During the Mount Gearhart attack, six people were killed. They were all killed by a "balloon bomb". The …Japanese attempted to shell Fort Stevens on the north Oregon coast but the shells fell outside the fort. The commander of the fort chose not to return fire because he didn't want to give away their position. It's one of the most unusual and little known aspects of World War II. After the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. Japan looked for ways to avenge the US raid. At the time it not technically feasible for any of the combatants to construct bomber aircraft that could cross the pacific. Scientists proposed that bomb carrying balloons could be designed and built to drop bombs on the United States. These balloon bombs would ascend to the upper atmosphere and be picked up by a fast wind current called now called the jet stream. At the time this east to west jet stream was unknown to the US but undestood by Japan. Since resources for Japan were in short supply or under attack, these balloon bombs were made from an unusual substance; rice paper! The balloon themselve were filled with hydrogen to make them lighter than air. The balloon bombs carried instruments that could automatically release their bombs when they reach the US. They were armed with two types of bombs. One type of balloon bomb carried incendiary bombs that they hoped would start vast forest fires in the Pacific Northwest. The other type carried general purpose or anti-personel bombs. Japanese balloon bombs made it as far Kansas and Arizona. Of course they were wildly inaccurate. It was impossible to combat this type of attack. The US government soon realized what was happening and put on a total news blackout on the subject. It was reasoned that if Japan had not gather information on bombing damage or even if the bombs were even hitting the US, they might suspend this program because of a lack of success. Also, the government didn't want it's citizens to panic or suffer any morale problems. During the Mount Gearhart attack the wife of a priest and five children were killed. I've also read that a Japanese submarine launched a float plane that bombed Oregon forests with incendiaries but I can't recall where. There were some freighters were sunk of the coast of Oregon too. I know that there are a few books on the subject and I recall seeing a documentary on the History Channel about it. Hope this helps. (MORE)
Answer . After the U S dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Japanese had no other choice but to surrender. The US totally destroyed all of their resources and killed thousands of innocent people in the process.
Because after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nakasaki, Japan finally surrendered. This ended the war in the Pacific Theater and because the war in Europe had already ended, WWII had ended entirely. Answer It wasn't. It was the ending point of the war, not the turning point. Another stab LtCol Ji…mmy Doolittle's raid on the Japanese homeland in April, 1942, demonstrated to the Japanese that their homeland was vulnerable. It was more of a moral victory than a military one, but many believe that this bombing raid forced the Japanese to accept the fact that they were not invincible and to take on a more defensive strategy in the war. I'm not sure this was a "turning point" per se in the war, but it was certainly a significant turn of events. (MORE)
Answer . \nMany died....It ended the war with Japan. Can you be more specific ?
Answer . There were members of the scientific, political and military communities that strongly opposed the use of the atomic for varied reasons. President Truman over ruled their objections.
Answer . The planes were both B29 Superfortress'; the Enola Gay (Hiroshima) and Bock's Car (Nagasaki).
The US wanted to end the war, and they felt the only options wereto either use the atomic bomb, or stage an invasion of mainlandJapan. The invasion of Japan called for massive numbers of troopsthat had been serving in Europe to join the forces fighting in thePacific theater. The government of Japan …was fanatical and was notlikely to surrender unless it could no longer wage war. Casualtyestimates for the American forces were staggering, coming to anumber of 500,000. President Truman and his advisors deemed this anunacceptable cost and therefore decided to drop the atomic bombs onNagasaki and Hiroshima to force Japan to surrender. . The US had atomic bombs available. . The US was already using (or preparing to use) everyconventional weapon available (including chemical weapons, despitethe fact they were prohibited by the Geneva Convention). . The Japanese troops on the pacific islands refused to surrenderand usually fought until all had been killed! It was expected thiswould be even worse during an invasion of Japan itself! . If every possible weapon (conventional or nonconventional) wasnot used the war could last many years. The US was prepared to make and use 23 atomic bombs on Japan beforethe end of 1945 and many more in 1946, 1947, etc. until Japansurrendered. I believe that Truman and the US Military werecompletely surprised that it only took the first 2 atomic bombs toget a Japanese surrender!!! The Us used atomic bombs in WW2 because the experinces with fighting the Japanese in places such as iwo Jima and Okinawa made it obvious that the Japanese would fight to the death for every inch of their homeland. The Japanese had a very strong army at the time as well. Putting these two together American genrals concluded that a invasion of military personell of the Japanese mainland would result in thousands of US casulities. The us had already lost many troops in WW2 abd didnt want to lose more. So they chose the altenative which is as we know to use the atomic bomb to force Japan to surrender and it worked. Their has been many arguments wether this was the right thing to. In May 1943, the U.S. was planning to use the bomb not on Germanybut Japan. The following September, the U.S. and British leadersagreed to use the bomb against Japan. After spring 1945, with Japanin an extremely weak position, the United States was consideringthe following ways of bringing the long war to an end: invade theJapanese mainland in November 1945, ask the Soviet Union to jointhe war against Japan, use of chemical weapons should Japan resistthe invasion as they had on the last few islands, assurecontinuation of the emperor system (but only as a figurehead), oruse the atomic bomb. The U.S. believed that if the atomic bombcould end the war, Soviet influence after the war would berestricted and domestically the tremendous cost of developmentwould be justified. Truman probably also had some concern that he might be impeached ifcongress discovered that the atomic bomb was available and couldhave been used to shorten the war, had the war lasted at least ayear longer as predicted by the planners of the invasion, if theatomic bomb was not used and the money used to develop it was seenas wasted. The Allies demanded unconditional surrender of the Axis. In thePacific Theatre, the Allies, led by the United States, rolled upthe Japanese expansion island by island. When Guam was taken, theAllies had a base from which stage an invasion. The estimates ofAmerican casualties for an invasion of mainland Japan was in excessof 1 million Americans. Possibly in excess of 2 million Americans.The United States dropped two atomic bombs to save American livesand speed the end of the war. Prior to using the atomic bomb, Japanwas given ultimatums to surrender along with warnings of the direconsequences. The Japanese government ignored the warnings. Whilethe use of the atomic bomb was a technological and strategicturning point in both WWII and all future diplomatic and strategicactivities, there were more people killed, maimed, and injuredduring the Tokyo firebombing campaigns than by the atomic bomb. Toforce Japan to surrender and to end WW2. First off, they dropped 2 atomic bombs in world war 2 not in theveitnam war. They dropped them because that was the only way theywere able to get japan to surrender. Their motto was that theywould rather die that surrender so USA dropped one bomb and theystill didn't surrender so then they dropped another and threatenedto keep dropping them until they surrndered. Thankfully, they didnot have to drop a third bomb because Japan surrendered. From Source: Weber, Mark "Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the AtomicBombings could have been avoided" The Journal of Historical Review , May-June 1997 (Vol. 16, No.3), pages 4-11. 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 militarists wereconcerned, the atomic bomb was just another weapon. The two atomicbombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were icing on the cake, and did notdo as much damage as the firebombings of Japanese cities. The B-29firebombing campaign had brought the destruction of 3,100,000homes, leaving 15 million people homeless, and killing about amillion of them. It was the ruthless firebombing, and Hirohito'srealization that if necessary the Allies would completely destroyJapan and kill every Japanese to achieve "unconditional surrender"that persuaded him to the decision to end the war. The atomic bombis indeed a fearsome weapon, but it was not the cause of Japan'ssurrender, even though the myth persists even to this day.". In a trenchant new book, The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (Praeger, 1996), historianDennis D. Wainstock concludes that the bombings were not onlyunnecessary, but were based on a vengeful policy that actuallyharmed American interests. He writes (pp. 124, 132): ... By April 1945, Japan's leaders realized that the war was lost.Their main stumbling block to surrender was the United States'insistence on unconditional surrender. They specifically needed toknow whether the United States would allow Hirohito to remain onthe throne. They feared that the United States would depose him,try him as a war criminal, or even execute him ... Unconditionalsurrender was a policy of revenge, and it hurt America's nationalself-interest. It prolonged the war in both Europe and East Asia,and it helped to expand Soviet power in those areas. GeneralDouglas MacArthur, Commander of US Army forces in the Pacific,stated on numerous occasions before his death that the atomic bombwas completely unnecessary from a military point of view: "My staffwas unanimous in believing that Japan was on the point of collapseand surrender." General Curtis LeMay, who had pioneered precisionbombing of Germany and Japan (and who later headed the StrategicAir Command and served as Air Force chief of staff), put it mostsuccinctly: "The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of thewar.. (MORE)
rachid's Answer . While Allied military leaders planned for invasion, scientists offered another way to end the war. Since the early 1900s, scientists had understood that matter, made up of atoms, could be converted into pure energy. In military terms, this meant that, by splitting the atom, scie…ntists could create an explosion far more powerful than any yet known. During the war, Allied scientists, some of them German and Italian refugees, raced to harness the atom. In July 1945, they successfully tested the first atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico. News of this test was brought to the new American President, Harry Truman. Truman realized that the atomic bomb was a terrible new force for destruction. Still, after consulting with his advisers, he decides to use the new weapon against Japan. Truman warned the Japanese that if they did not surrender, they would face "a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has nerver been seen on this Earth." When the Japanese ignored the deadline, the United States took action. On August 6, 1945 an American plane dropped an atomic bomb, "little boy", on Hiroshima and killed between 80-100 thousand people. Japan still refuses to surrender, so 3 days later, August 9, another American plane dropped "Fat Man" on Nagasaki that killed between 60-75 thousand people. Then on August 14, 1945 Japan surrenders. yes, it was during that war that the two nuclear bombs were dropped over Japan. . yes! . (MORE)
No, it's not. What is true is that the American planes could pretty much bomb atwill. The Japanese could have fielded an air defense had theyreally wanted to (and had a pretty good land defense force even atthat stage of the war), but they apparently considered bombing tobe "acceptable losses" comp…ared to the potential loss of theincreasingly rare Japanese fighter planes, which they preferred touse in kamikaze attacks. From a coldly mathematical analysis, itwas a pretty good trade: the loss of one Japanese plane and itspilot in exchange for the loss of one American warship and itscrew. (MORE)
The United States Answer America, and it was done out of almost neccessity. when it comes to war the Japanese are a proud honourable people with thousands of years of tradition and a strict no surrender policy. during WW2 this was the case and hence America used such an excessive, life wasting, h…orrid method to force a submission.giggity (MORE)
It has been argued that the atomic bomb cost aound 2 billion dollars for the 3 bombs: 1 test bomb and the 2 actaully dropped. Almost every penny of that was spent on the industrial infrastructure needed to make the bombs. The cost of the bombs themselves was virtually negligible compared to that. 2…4 bombs were scheduled for production in 1945: 1 test bomb and 23 to be dropped on Japan. It is unlikely these extra bombs had they been produced would have raised the cost much at all. The actual cost of a nuclear weapon's physics package is still classified. (MORE)
to end the war and cos japan dropped a bomb in the us on perl harbor,so that's th reason!
The atom bomb first dropped on Hiroshima and Japan kept on fighting. Then in the next day or so the US dropped another atom bomb on Nagasaki. Finally, Japan surrendered under the terms of the US. This was the last victory the US had after V-E day, Victory in England Day, and many others. During this… time period Hitler was killing many Jews and he killed himself right before the US had their victory. Japan was the last fighting country to surrender, so after V-J day, Victory in Japan Day, the war was finally over. (MORE)
Japan did not agree to surrender unconditionally and Truman then consulted with his advisers and decided to use the new weapon on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Tokyo was bombed by conventional bombers. The Emperor's Palace, was off limits. If the Emperor had been killed, Japan would not have surrendered even with atomic weapons. And we did use our last two bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki (the first bomb was a test bomb in New Mexico in July 1945).. The inva…sion of Japan was scheduled to go; before any other atomic weapons would have been ready for use. It was the Emperor who approved the final surrender of Japan-against the Japanese Army who wanted to fight to the last man. (MORE)
Since the atomic bomb was NEW and TERRIBLE, and scared the victor as much as it did the defeated, the argument has been: Why didn't the US just demonstrate the weapon's capabilities first, then after the Japanese have witnessed it, they might consider surrendering. This was the number one option to …use verses actually dropping the weapon on a live city.. The problem was twofold: 1. We only had three bombs (one was used for testing), and US servicemen were dying each day...A-bomb or not; the war wasn't stopping for any lunch breaks...so arranging for a "test" with high ranking enemy officials (Japanese) wasn't possible in the middle of a war. 2. Attitude: the attitude of senior US Military officers in 1945 was NOT "Politically Correct." For the most part, these men had been born in the late 1800's (President Eisenhower was born in 1890), they believed that a "horse was a horse" and "gun was a gun", no sugar coating it. Meaning; when you fight a war, YOU FIGHT TO WIN! There attitude was, don't test it, it's a weapon, USE IT!. Those men have marched off into history. Today's "guys" would probably test the weapon. (MORE)
1) to destroy American aircraft carriers 2) to destroy American oil tanks 3) to prevent the U.S from entering the war.
The Japanese attack on Singapore was swift & is an example of British military incompetance. It followed the Japanese occupation of the Malay peninsula. The British lost 2 capital ships to Japanese aircraft bombing: The Prince of Wales & Repulse. The idea that the defensive guns were 'pointing the w…rong way' is erroneous. Singapore was taken because the British & their Australian Allies misused their defensive capabilities. The Bombing of Singapore was in December of 1941. (MORE)
If you are looking for the president who dropped a bomb on Japan in World War II. Then you've come to the right spot it was Kennedy.
Pearl Harbor, Hawii ***** Yes, Pearl Harbor was the most famous of any Japanese offensive during WWII, but there were numerous other small-scale bombings not widely reported in the media. Take the Japanese balloon bombs, for example. Approximately 9,000 balloons (like weather balloons) were rel…eased from Japan, into the jet stream, and towards the United States. It's estimated that approximately 1,000 of these bombs actually landed on the United States, but the government bent over backwards to hide it from the media - fearing a widespread panic. Food for thought! (MORE)
The USA managed to drop a few bombs on Tokyo from Aircraft Carrier borne B25's early in 1942 as a direct retaliation for Pearl Harbour.. The Aircraft Carrier was spotted before it was close enough and the planes had to take off much earlier and further from Japan than planned. All of the planes dro…pped their bombs and, without enough fuel to get back to the carrier, flew on hoping to land in China.. Towards the inevitable end of the war, the USA assumed all responsibility for dealing with Japan and bombed the living daylights out of them hoping to avoid a bloody and costly land based troop invasion. (MORE)
Theatomic bombs where the last attacks in World War 2. A uraniumgun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima onAugust 6, 1945, followed by a plutonium implosion-type bomb (FatMan) on the city of Nagasaki on August 9. The first atomic bombever to be used in a military operation was drop…ped on the city ofHiroshima, Japan On August 6, 1945 at 8:16:02 a.m. Hiroshima time.The bomb, affectionately named "Little Boy," exploded 1,900 feetabove the courtyard of Shima Hospital, with a force equivalent to12,500 tons of TNT. The second bomb, called "Fat Man," explodedover Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945. It explodedat 1,650 feet with a force of 22,000 tons of TNT. 70,000 peoplelost their lives in Nagasaki by the end of 1945 due to the bombing.A total of 140,000 died within the next five years. (MORE)
Yes America dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, in Hiroshima first on the 6th of August 1945 and in Nagasaki on the 9th of August to force the Empire of Japan to surrender in WWII
Two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan during WW2, one on Hiroshimaand another on Nagasaki.
Japan fought in the pacific theater in early ww2, until the attack of pearl harbour when efforts were focused on the australians and americans. The US atom bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima in the final weeks of the war, which was the first use of nuclear weapons in human history, the bombs used Uranium… (u-235 isotopes). (MORE)
There were two and they were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki named little boy and fat man.
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, and the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. President Truman was advised that if the U.S. launched a full-scale invasion of mainland Japan, the the U.S. would suffer as many as a million casua…lties. In order to bring the war to a quick ending and incur as few casualties as possible, Truman ordered the atomic bombing of Japan. (MORE)
Those were the only atomic bombs used against mankind. The one named Little boy was dropped over Hiroshima on august 6 1945. The one name Fat man was dropped over Nagasaki on august 9 1945. With those events, the war ended.
The US Army Air Corp: Paul Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay that carried the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Charles W. Sweeney was the commander of Bockscar , the B29 that dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki. Bockscar has often been mistakenly named Bock's Car, Bocks Car or Box…car . The name is a pun related to the pilot to whom it was assigned, Captain Fredrick Bock . Sweeney's assigned bomber, The Great Artiste , was outfitted with test instrumentation, when he used it during the atomic attack on Hiroshima. Bockscar was set up to carry and drop the bomb on Nagasaki. Since it was Sweeney who was trained to pilot the plane carrying the bomb, it was he who flew Bockscar. (MORE)
The Manhattan project was initiated under Franklin D. Roosevelt but the final order was from Harry S. Truman.
The bombing was a terrible thing as is all war but, at the time, it probably saved a lot more people than it killed. The Japanese are and were Avery proud people and our troops during world war two observed the incredible tenacity of the Japanese in battle even on remote islands. Our leaders at the …time knew that on the homeland of Japan they were teaching women and children to fight with clubs if the Americans invaded. The real concern for our military leaders was that Japanese women and children would fight to the death to defend their homeland and frankly, we did not want our soldiers in hand to hand combat with civilian women and children. So they dropped the bombs to try to force Japanese leadership to surrender and avoid an all out invasion. If we had not stopped the Japanese they would have continued to brutally attack the entire Asian theater. Remember, the Japanese were not innocent bystanders in world war two. They were a brutal and savage aggressor repsponsible for things like the Bataan death march and other atrocities. (MORE)
The bomb did not have tnt. The atomic power is measurred using tnt was the base. TNT is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 gigajoules, which is approximately the amount of energy released in the detonation of one ton of TNT, and a bomb with one kiloton has the blast compared to one ton of tnt.
The nuclear bomb was worst. Japan couldn't even reconstruct the country after the bomb and after the tsunami they did well working.
Actually they bombed Hawaii. The reason is that the Americans stopped all trade with Japan because they were on the Axis side. Japan replied with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In return the Americans dropped two atom bombs on them, ending the war for good.
This was done to destroy Japan's war-making ability , demoralize the population and to force Japan to surrender .
To force the Japanese Government to surrender unconditionally saving thousands of American servicemen's lives, and possibly as many as a million Japanese lives - most of them women, children and old men - who would have died if the Allies had been forced to invade Japan.
If the Atomic Bombs had not been dropped, then the Allies would have been forced to invade Japan in the event that the Japanese government did not surrender. Due to the massive amount of propaganda that the population had been subjected to during the war, the general populace was led to believe that… American soldiers were the devil, and that they would be murdered, raped, etc. This would have led to the population resisting by all means necessary, and often committing suicide as many Okinawan citizens did in 1945. Tens of millions of Japanese citizens would have been killed in the event of an invasion, along with millions of Allied soldiers. The comparatively tiny amount of under 254,000 that were killed as a result of the atomic bombs were a small price to pay considering the potential death toll. It was really the lesser of two evils. (MORE)
What is the value of the warning leaflet dropped in Japan prior to the World War 2 nuclear bombings to Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings?
The monetary value will depend on an appraisal by a professional, and will depend on condition and provenance (documentation of origin) Its USEFULNESS was a last attempt to persuade the Japanese to surrender before the bombs were used.
There were 2. One was fueled by uranium and the other was fueled with plutonium.
U.S. president Harry S Truman gave the order after much deliberation to drop the atom bomb on the Japanese industrial city of Hiroshima, in order to spare the United States the agony of losing over a million men (according to generals' estimates) in a land invasion of the island nation. The decision… is still a controversial one, even as it may have been justified from a military point of view, since the United States remains the only country to use nuclear weapons against another, and of course the devastating collateral damage that ensued. (MORE)
It saved the lives of thousands of U.S Marines who were poised to invade Mainland Japan. The incredible amount of damage caused by one bomb had persuaded the Japanese Government to surrender
Because America and Japan were at war- Japan having attacked the US, and declared war on the US.
If you refer to the atomic bombs, that is still debated. Some think it saved American lives. Some think the Japanese were ready to surrender anyway. Some say it was a demonstration for the Soviets and the Chinese. If it was it didn't work. The Chinese and the Russians increased their efforts to get …bombs of their own. And now who knows exactly which nutjob dictators have H-bombs? Israel alone has hundreds at least, maybe thousands. (MORE)
The Little Boy atomic bomb, a uranium gun type weapon, was dropped on Hiroshima by the B-29 Enola Gay. The Fat Man, an implosion type with a plutonium core, was dropped on Nagasaki by the B-29 Boxcar.
The first one was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6 1945 and the other was dropped 3 days later over Nagasaki.
There was none. The public was kept away from this information until Japan was destroyed by the nuclear bombs.
It ended the war and made possible for the United States to keep lands in the Pacific.
Tokyo had already been extensively bombed in incendiary attacks which meant it would have meant "wasting" an atomic bomb on a city already heavily damaged and with much of the population already dead, homeless or evacuated to the countryside. Also, the Emperor's palace was there and the Americans wa…nted keep the Emperor alive for postwar purposes despite Hirohito's link to Japanese war crimes. (MORE)
Which element of total war was illustrated by the US dropping atomic bombs on Japan during World War 2?
Military forces were targeting civilians as well as soldiers. TheJapanese population centers were producing military materiel, and(as in Germany), they became subject to Allied bombing attacks.
The first bomb was dropped in Hiroshima in august 6, 1945. Thesecond bomb was dropped over Nagasaki on august 9, 1945. Those werethe last attack in the war.