WWII. 1 9 5. 4. Andy Oppenheimer. The Battle for Iwo Jima. Savanna Bell. Adolf Hitler’s Death. Caroline Ingalls. Victory in Europe Day. EVENTS LEADING UP TO VE DAY. The Allied Expeditionary Force’s commands an unconditional surrender on all fronts
of 20,000 tons of TNT
10 feet long, and weighed 9,000 pounds.
shot one mass of uranium down
a tube into another mass that
created a super-critical mass
and a nuclear explosion.
the Little Boy detonated
1,800 feet above the ground.
everything within a three mile radius was incinerated. Also cities miles beyond
were polluted with radiation and hit with a
wave of heat.
many people were missing
weapon using plutonium-239. An almost
perfectly spherical plutonium ball was
surrounded by high explosives. 32 pairs of
circled the plutonium which produced an
inward pressure on the core,
increasing its density, and creating an
explosion equivalent to 21,000 tons of
to be 10 times that of the Little Boy