The aiming point on that Sunday morning was the Nagasaki cathedral. In less than a minute, these American Christians did what Japanese shintos had been unable to do in three centuries: they obliterated the worshipping Christian community in that city.
Actually the assigned aiming point was missed by miles as Nagasaki was covered in clouds. Bock's Car had enough fuel for only one pass before heading for Okinawa. If they couldn't drop visually (as required by their orders) they were going to drop by radar. However, the bombardier found a hole in the clouds and released the weapon. It actually landed in the industrial area of the city which was in a valley. Because of this, the number of dead was much lower than at Hiroshima even though Little Boy had a yield of 12.5 Kilotons while Fat Man had a yield of ~21 Kilotons.
posted on 12/06/2005 1:17:14 PM PST
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"Little Boy had a yield of 12.5 Kilotons while Fat Man had a yield of ~21 Kilotons."
Actually the Little Boy was in the 18-19Kt range, Fat Man was larger, estimated as mentioned at about 21Kt.
posted on 12/06/2005 1:55:12 PM PST
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