A Short Note On 29 Bomber 's Impact On The World War II Essay

2087 Words May 3rd, 2016 9 Pages
It was the morning of August 6th, 1945, when a specially designed B-29 bomber aircraft, given the name Enola Gay, would embark on an unforgettable mission that was ordered by U.S President Harry Truman. It took flight at 2:45 a.m., departing from the Tinian air force base sailing its way to Hiroshima, Japan. This massive plane had a full wingspan of 43 meters and a top speed of 365 mph. However, it was neither its size nor speed that made it a deadly war machine; it was the single piece of cargo that it carried. For this plane carried in its belly, the first atomic bomb that was used in a populated area. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. These two events left an undeniable impact and profound effects that will forever remain a scar in history. These bombings may be known for ending World War II, but it also bitterly shattered a nation; claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people; unleashed a destructive force that ultimately transformed the course of warfare; and illuminated fear and horror in the eyes of every country around the globe. On December 7, 1941 was the day that President Franklin Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy”. On this day, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which was a major U.S naval base. Meanwhile, Europe was in the middle of WWII, a war the United States initially tried to isolate from. For six years, America resisted getting involved in the war, however, this event helped nudge the U.S…

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