Another War, Another Horror

Due to crosswind, the bomb missed the aiming point – the Aioi Bridge – by approximately 800ft and detonated directly over Shima Surgical Clinic. One minute after the A-bomb was released from the plane, it exploded 2,000 feet above the clinic in a blast equal to 12-15,000 tons of TNT, destroying five square miles of the city.

Lydia Smith, Hiroshima Anniversary: What Actually Happened When the Atomic Bomb was Dropped?



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