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1. Fat Man & Little Boy By: Dan Nemeth

2. What is the Fat Man & the Little Boy They were the first two nuclear bombs ever used in history. Both were constructed by the Manhattan Project in 1945, and used against Japan during WWII. Believed to be the cause of Japan surrendering on August 12, 1945.

3. Quick Overview of the Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was the project to develop the first nuclear weapons during WW2 by the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. It was a project that took place between 1942-1946 under the control of the US army corps engineers. It was a successful by creating three nuclear bombs: first one was a test detonation of a plutonium bomb known as “the Gadget” was called the Trinity test on July 16th. Then, A uranium bomb code-named “Little Boy” used on August 6th, 1945 at Hiroshima, Japan. Thirdly, a plutonium bomb code-named “Fat Man” which was used on August 9th, 1945 at Nagasaki, Japan.

4. Little Boy Was the code-name of the first nuclear bomb ever used, which was against Japan at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It is a Gun type bomb using uranium to make the nuclear reaction. A B-29 bomber named Elona Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets carried the bomb to Hiroshima. Instantly upon impacted it is estimated that about 70,000 were killed instantly. In the end, about 140,000 were killed by Nuclear Fallout and injuries.

6. Fat Man Code-name of the second nuclear bomb ever used, which was on August 9, 1945 at Nagasaki. It is a implosion type of bomb with a plutonium core. It was more powerful that the Little Boy, but also more efficient with use of materials. A B-29 bomber Bockscar, piloted by Major Charles Sweeney carried and deployed the bomb. It was detonated over Nagasaki and killed 40,000 instantly. More died of nuclear fallout soon after.

8. Results of Fat Man & Little Boy A total death toll of the two bombing in the three days added easily over 200,000 people. A vast majority of them being innocent civilians. At the same time, Russia was starting to engage war with Japan, and proceeded with starting war putting Japan into a impossible position. By August 12, the Emperor informed the imperial family of his decision to surrender. Two days later on August 14, he recorded his surrender which was played the next day to his nation. Making the official day of surrender August 14, 1945. Which ended WW2 finally.

9. Works Cited "Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 7 Apr 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 8 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki>. Coffin, Judith, and Robert Stacey. Western Civilizations. New York, London: W W Norton & Company. "Fat Man." Fat Man - Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia. 21 March 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man>. "Little Boy." Little Boy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 08 April 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 8 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy>. "Little Boy and Fat Man." Little Boy and Fat Man Nuclear Weapons. 2003. National Atomic Museum. 8 Apr 2007 <http://www.atomicmuseum.com/tour/dd2.cfm>. "Manhattan Project." Manhattan Project - Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia. 08 April 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 8 Apr 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project>. Sublette, Carey. "The First Atomic Weapons." The First Atomic Weapons. 30 March 1999. 8 Apr 2007 <http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Med/Lbfm.html>.

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