TargetHiroshimaNagasaki Tokyo Fire Raid Average of 93 Attacks on Cities Dead/Missi ng 70,000-80,00035,000-40,00083,0001,850 Wounded70,00040,000102,0001,830 Population Density 35,000 per sq mile65,000 per sq mile 130,000 per sq mile ? Total Casualties 140,000-150,00075,000-80,000185,0003,680 Area Destroyed 4.7 sq mile1.8 sq mile15.8 sq mile1.8 sq mile Attacking Platform 1 B-29 334 B-29sB-29s Weapon(s) 'Tall Boy' 15 kT (15,000 tons of TNT) 'Fat Man' 21 kT (21,000 tons of TNT) 1,667 tons1,129 tons
Super Weapon Quick and easy end. (less American loss) Firebombed Tokyo (Apr-June) Aug. 6, 1945: dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima and destroyed the city.
Super Weapon Japan would not reply for call of surrender Aug. 9, 1945: dropped “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. Aug. 15: Japan surrendered
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