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Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the Worlds Most Dangerous Weapon Chapter 33

By Steve Sheinkin

Chapter 33

Hiroshima

  • Yohko Kuwabara, a young girl from Hiroshima, is riding a streetcar to school.
  • The bombardier onboard the Enola Gay confirms the target of the Aioi Bridge is in sight, and they release the bomb.
  • Tibbets quickly flies the plane outta there as fast as possible.
  • The bomb explodes, and the devastation is beyond description.
  • The people of Hiroshima see a blinding light, and then darkness descends over the city, caused by the enormous amount of dust and debris in the air.
  • People all over the city are bleeding, badly burned, and stunned (some, directly under the blast, are vaporized).
  • The crew of the Enola Gay flies around the city to witness what the bomb's doneā€”and they are horrified.