Essay On Operation Downfall

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The Nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki near the end of World War II. Was it truly necessary? It wasn’t for multiple reasons. Including the near completion of Operation Downfall, to end an already ended war from the battles of Okinawa to Luzon and some background info of the bombs and operations leading up there use.The events at the end of World War II was a horrific scene made by mankind and it’s crave for constant war.
World War II was one of the bloodiest wars in the world causing the suffering of many. But the decision that would forever change war was made with the introduction of the atomic bomb made by the United States was carried out to eradicate the southern tip of Japan. A few battles before then had already claimed victory for America.
Operation Downfall which is the two operations known as Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet are a two part plan. The first step is Operation Olympic which was the planned arrival on the island known as Kyushu. To land
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The Atom bomb that paved the way for paranoia and superpowered dominance in the new name of war just to be used as a fail safe for situations that get too dangerous and the way to take out one 's whole way of living, in a push of button. The Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 it was dropped by the B-29 plane known as the Enola Gay flown by Col. Paul Tibbets. The Little Boy even though is less powerful than the Fat Man it Killed more people it has the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT this bomb is a Uranium fueled bomb . A total weight of 9,700 pounds and a length of ten feet and a diameter of 28 inches. The Fat Man the larger of the two bombs with a plutonium implosion type and wights 10,800 pounds with a length of ten feet and eight inches with a diameter of sixty inches and has the equivalent of 21,000 tons of TNT dropped by another B-29 plane named the Bockscar piloted by Maj. Charles

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