Tuesday, August 09, 2005

AND THEN IT WAS OVER

Bock's Car, piloted by Charles Sweeney, carried "Fat Man" over its secondary target of Nagasaki early in the morning of August 9th, 1945. A few days after the detonation, Japan surrendered and WWII was over.










New York Times' headline, August 14th 1945. This is back when the Times was still operated by Americans.











In Tokyo Bay, aboard the USS Missouri, Japanese officials sign the instruments of surrender. It's finally over.

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