Today is another sad anniversary of the first atomic bomb to be used in war. It was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber. The force of the atomic bomb effectively obliterated the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
It happened at 8:15 a.m. on 6 August 1945. I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial twice, visited the museum and walked by the Atomic Dome. It was originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall and is now commonly called the Genbaku Dome, Atomic Bomb Dome.
It is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Ruins serve as a memorial to the over 140,000 people who were killed in the atomic bombing of the city. Here are photographs I took of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan:
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