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Who was the US President during World War 2 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan?
January 21, 2018 9:58AM
Harry S Truman was president during World War 2. He dropped two
bombs on Japan during WWII. First on Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and
then Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) killing 1/2 a million
HARRY S. TRUMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DROPPING OF AN ATOMIC BOMB ON
Address to the Nation, August 6, 1945
"Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on
Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more
power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It had more than 2,000 times the
blast power of the British "Grand Slam," which is the largest bomb
ever yet used in the history of warfare."
Harry S Truman