Fishing Essay

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1 3 weeks earlier , Oppenheimer and Gen Leslie Groves, military director of the project, decide whether or not to proceed—eventually giving the go-ahead for very early in the morning of 16 July 1945 . The Manhattan Project was producing an atomic bomb . On July 16, 1945, the United States successfully carried out the world's first nuclear weapon test in the desert of New Mexico, . Little Boy was ready for delivery by July 31 July 18-28, 1945 On July 21 Los Alamos scientists now agreed that the blast had been the equivalent of between 15,000 and 20,000 tons of TNT, higher than anyone had predicted A directive, written by Groves and issued by Stimson and Marshall on July 25, ordered the Army Air Force's 509th Composite Group to attack Hiroshima On July 26 Truman and other allied leaders issued The Potsdam Declaration outlining terms of surrender for Japan: 2 The decision American and Japanese government and military officials indicate that the dropping of the atomic bomb was the only choice left to end the war, . The decision to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August, 1945, has been debated ever since. President Harry S. Truman concluded that the bomb would shorten the war and save many American lives. .The selection of the target 3 Delivering Little Boy . At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 6, 1945, a modified American B-29 Superfortress bomber named the Enola Gay left the island of Tinian for Hiroshima, Japan. .After 6:00, the bomb was fully armed on board the Enola Gay 4 6 hours before 0 . Some American aircraft headed for the southern part of Japan. At 08:15, the Enola Gay dropped the nuclear bomb called "Little Boy" over the center of

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