Both atomic bombs detonated in Japan during World War II did not hit the ground before exploding. The hilly terrain of Nagasaki protected the region somewhat from the blast, whereas the flatter layout of Hiroshima left it more vulnerable and exposed to the full force of the atomic bomb.
The first bomb, code-named "Little Boy," exploded 2,000 feet above the city of Hiroshima. The second bomb, which was code-named "Fat Man," detonated at a height of 1,800 feet above the city of Nagasaki. Fat Man had a heavier payload than Little Boy, as the names imply, but Little Boy was more destructive, taking out 5 miles of the city as compared to Fat Man's 2.6 miles.Learn More
World War II ended on Aug. 15, 1945 when Japan became the final member of the Axis powers to surrender. The war in Europe ended on May 8, 1945 when Germany surrendered.Full Answer >
The Double V Campaign was an effort during World War II that campaigned for full citizenship rights for African Americans fighting for the United States in the war. It was spearheaded by The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the most prominent African American newspapers of the time.Full Answer >
World War II lasted 6 years. The war started in September of 1939, with Germany invading Poland. It was ended 6 years later in 1945, also in September.Full Answer >
Joseph Stalin was the dictator of Russia, then known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, during World War II. He was dictator from 1929 until 1953.Full Answer >