Posted August. 04, 2005 03:13,
Over half of the people in Hiroshima, Japan, some 140,000 people, lost their lives from the nuclear bomb dropped by the U.S. on August 6, 1945. Pilot Col. Paul W. Tibbets (left picture, middle) and his crew took a picture in front of the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber aircraft used to drop the atomic bomb, five days before the bombing in the Northern Marianas islands in the Pacific Ocean. The upper picture is of General Douglas MacArthur and Japanese Emperor Hirohito on October 1, 1945, few weeks after Japans surrender. The Japanese emperor was not put on trial for war-crimes.