37th year  -  N° 224                 Friday, 12 August 2022         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm
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Monday 6th of August 1945

77 years ago Little Boy Had a Big Impact

US Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay' drops a bomb named 'Little Boy' containing about 64 kg uranium-235 in Shima Hospital, Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan.

The radius of total destruction was about 1,6 km with resulting fires across 11 square km. Some 70.000–80.000 people or around 30% of the population of Hiroshima were killed by the blast and resultant firestorm and another 70.000 were injured.

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