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Five cities were on the atomic bomb reserved list.

  1. Niigata
  2. Yokohama
  3. Hiroshima
  4. Kokura
  5. Nagasaki --- replaced Kyoto originally selected by committee

For the first mission Hiroshima was arbitrary selected from this list as primary and it was clear when the planes arrived. If there had been bad weather the secondary would have been bombed instead.

BTW, Nagasaki was the secondary for the second mission, bad weather at the primary saved that city.

The only city on the original list of five to not be selected as a primary or secondary was Yokohama.

See Richard Rhodes book The Making of the Atomic Bomb for full details.

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