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Little Boy
Little Boy

Little Boy exploded at 1900 feet / 579 meters altitude over Hiroshima, Japan, at 08:15
06 August 1945. It exploded with a force greater than the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT. This was the first actual use of an atomic bomb in warfare.

Photo: War Department
Office of the Chief of Engineers
Manhattan Engineer District
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, Maryland
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