Hiroshima Day 2022: Only 3 out of 12 people aboard the Enola Gay knew the real motive of the attack, know some facts related to the Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear attack – Hiroshima Day 2022 know some facts related to the Hiroshima Nagasaki nuclear attack

Highlights

  • On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

  • This year marks its 77th anniversary

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the two cities that first saw the power of nuclear weapons. The scene of that dreadful day is still fresh in the minds of the people living in these cities. Every year on August 6th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the United States is celebrated. This year marks its 77th anniversary. Let us tell you, on this day in the year 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima from an American bomber. According to an estimate, lakhs of people were killed in this.

However, today we are going to tell you many such interesting facts related to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, about which very few people know.

1. Before dropping the atom bomb, the US Air Force had warned people about the bombing in Hiroshima and dropped leaflets related to it. (source)

2. For decades, the mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, wrote letters of protest every time a nuclear test was conducted as a plea to stop the use of nuclear weapons. (source)

3. The Flame of Peace in Hiroshima, Japan has been burning since 1964 in honor of the victims. According to the people there, it will be extinguished only when all nuclear weapons are removed from the world and the earth will be free from nuclear danger. (source)

4. After the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan, a Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach the police about ducking after the atomic flash. And this is the reason why not a single Nagasaki policeman died in the Nagasaki nuclear explosion after this warning. (source)

5. Oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima. It is said that it was the first thing to re-bloom after the detonation of the atomic bomb in 1945. (source)

6. About 12 cyanide bullets were placed in the cockpit of the Enola Gay (an atomic bomb-carrying aircraft), and the pilots were instructed to consume them if the mission was compromised during the bombing of Hiroshima . (source)

7. The US dropped about 49 practice bombs, known as “Pumpkin Bombs”, before attacking Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing about 400 people and injuring 1,200. (source)

8. Of the 12 people aboard the Enola Gay, only 3 people knew the true purpose of their mission to Hiroshima. (source)

9. “Hiroshima Shadow”: When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the intensity of this explosion was so great that many people and objects were burnt in such a way that their shadow became the ground. (source)

10. In 1945, Japanese radar operators had come to know about incoming American aircraft, but did not pay attention to them as they did not see any threat from them. One of these was the plane that carried the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (source)

11. It took Tokyo about 3 hours to realize the bombing of Hiroshima. (source)

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