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Unforgettable memories: Marking the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing (4)

By Yao Xinyu (People's Daily Online)    15:00, August 06, 2015
US Corsairs and Grumman F6F Hellcats hover in the sky above the USS Missouri where Japan signed the instrument of surrender. (Photo/DFIC)

Aug. 6, 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing. 70 years ago, a nuclear bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B29 bomber and a total of 140,000 people were killed by the end of the year. In the same year on Aug. 9, a US Boeing B29 Superfortress Bockscar dropped a plutonium bomb “Fat Man” in Nagasaki, killing over 73,000 Japanese.


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(Editor:Yao Xinyu,Bianji)

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