Military conflicts similar to or like Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. Wikipedia

  • Air raids on Japan

    Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing between 241,000 and 900,000 people. During the first years of the Pacific War these attacks were limited to the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 and small-scale raids on military positions in the Kuril Islands from mid-1943. Wikipedia

  • World War II

    Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Wikipedia

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Military conflict that was primarily waged between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan. Known as the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, or as the oriental theatre of the World Anti-Fascist War, the latter term originating from Mao Zedong's wartime alliance with Stalin. Wikipedia

  • Operation Downfall

    The proposed Allied plan for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands near the end of World War II. Cancelled when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet declaration of war and the invasion of Manchuria. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese War

    Military conflict within the Second World War beginning soon after midnight on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets and Mongolians ended Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto, and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Tokyo (10 March 1945)

    On the night of 9/10 March 1945, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) conducted a devastating firebombing raid on Tokyo, the Japanese capital city. Code-named Operation Meetinghouse by the USAAF and is known as the Great Tokyo Air Raid in Japan. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Major battle in which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II. Ability to send early air raid warnings to the Japanese mainland and launch fighters from its airfields to intercept raids. Wikipedia

  • Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II

    During the last weeks of World War II, warships of the United States Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy bombarded industrial and military facilities in Japan. Most of these bombardments were conducted by battleships and cruisers, and caused heavy damage to several of the targeted factories, as well as nearby civilian areas. Wikipedia

  • Operation Inmate

    Attack by the British Pacific Fleet against Japanese positions on Truk Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean during the Second World War. The attacks against the isolated islands on 14 and 15 June 1945 were conducted to provide combat experience for the aircraft carrier and several of the fleet's cruisers and destroyers ahead of their involvement in more demanding operations off the Japanese home islands. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Okinawa

    Major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Army and United States Marine Corps (USMC) forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. The largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Tokyo

    Series of firebombing air raids by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. Conducted on the night of 9–10 March 1945, is the single most destructive bombing raid in human history. Wikipedia

  • Soviet invasion of Manchuria

    The Soviet invasion of Manchuria, formally known as the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation (Манчжурская стратегическая наступательная операция, Manchzhurskaya Strategicheskaya Nastupatelnaya Operatsiya) or simply the Manchurian Operation (Маньчжурская операция), began on 9 August 1945 with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The largest campaign of the 1945 Soviet–Japanese War, which resumed hostilities between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Empire of Japan after almost six years of peace. Wikipedia

  • Japanese air attacks on the Mariana Islands

    During World War II, a series of Japanese air attacks on the Mariana Islands took place between November 1944 and January 1945. These raids targeted United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) bases and sought to disrupt the bombing of Japan by B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers operating from the islands. Wikipedia

  • Japan campaign

    Series of battles and engagements in and around the Japanese home islands, between Allied forces and the forces of Imperial Japan during the last stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II. The Japan campaign lasted from around June 1944 to August 1945. Wikipedia

  • European theatre of World War II

    Area of heavy fighting across Europe, starting with Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and ending with the United States, the United Kingdom and France conquering most of Western Europe, the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe and Germany's unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 . The Allied powers fought the Axis powers on two major fronts (the Eastern Front and Western Front) as well as in a strategic bombing offensive and in the adjoining Mediterranean and Middle East theatre. Wikipedia

  • Attack on Yokosuka

    Air raid conducted by the United States Navy on 18 July 1945 during the last weeks of the Pacific War. The raid's main target, though anti-aircraft positions and other warships at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal were also attacked. Wikipedia

  • Korean War

    War between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations, principally from the United States). The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south. Wikipedia

  • Operation Boomerang

    Partially successful air raid by the United States Army Air Forces' XX Bomber Command against oil refining facilities in Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies during World War II. Oil refinery at Palembang and lay mines to interdict the Musi River. Wikipedia

  • Mariana and Palau Islands campaign

    Offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Pacific Ocean between June and November 1944 during the Pacific War. Intended to neutralize Japanese bases in the central Pacific, support the Allied drive to retake the Philippines, and provide bases for a strategic bombing campaign against Japan. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Tinian

    Battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July until 1 August 1944. Eliminated, and the island joined Saipan and Guam as a base for the Twentieth Air Force. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Kuala Lumpur (1945)

    United States Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers made two air raids on railway facilities in Japanese-occupied Kuala Lumpur during February and March 1945. The first of these attacks took place on 18 February, and involved 48 or 49 B-29s based in West Bengal. Wikipedia

  • Strategic Air Command in the United Kingdom

    Between 1948 and 1992, personnel and aircraft of the United States Air Force (USAF) Strategic Air Command (SAC) were routinely deployed to bases in England. Reached between US General Carl Spaatz, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, in July 1946. Wikipedia

  • Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign

    Series of battles and engagements between Allied forces and Imperial Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean campaign of World War II between January and June 1945. The campaign took place in the Volcano and Ryukyu island groups. Wikipedia

  • United States Army Air Forces in the Central Pacific Area

    During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces fought the Empire of Japan in the Central Pacific Area. As defined by the War Department, this consisted of most of the Pacific Ocean and its islands, excluding the Philippines, Australia, the Netherlands East Indies, the Territory of New Guinea (including the Bismarck Archipelago) the Solomon Islands and areas to the south and east of the Solomons. Wikipedia

  • Toyohashi Air Raid

    Strategic bombing operation on the night of 19 June 1945 against the city of Toyohashi, Japan. Part of the Allies' aerial campaign against the Home Islands of the Empire of Japan during World War II. Wikipedia

  • Doolittle Raid

    Air raid on 18 April 1942 by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu during World War II. The first air operation to strike the Japanese archipelago. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of South-East Asia (1944–45)

    From 1944 to 1945, during the final stage of World War II, the Allies undertook the strategic bombing of South-East Asia. The main targets of Allied air raids were Thailand and Japanese-occupied Indochina. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Yawata (June 1944)

    The first air raid on the Japanese home islands conducted by United States Army Air Forces strategic bombers during World War II. Undertaken by 75 B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers staging from bases in China. Wikipedia

  • Proposed Soviet invasion of Hokkaido

    During the Soviet-Japanese War in August 1945, the Soviet Union made plans to invade Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's four main Home Islands. Opposition from the United States and doubts within the Soviet high command caused the plans to be canceled before the invasion could begin. Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Singapore (1944–1945)

    Military campaign conducted by the Allied air forces during World War II. United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) long-range bomber units conducted 11 air raids on Japanese-occupied Singapore between November 1944 and March 1945. Wikipedia


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  • He adds that the area bombing campaign was no more reprehensible than President Truman's use of the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki six months later.Winston Churchill-Wikipedia
  • Selznick complained that the notion was "science fiction", only to be confronted by the news of the detonation of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945.Alfred Hitchcock-Wikipedia
  • On May 27, 2016, Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, 71 years after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima that ended World War II.Barack Obama-Wikipedia
  • Soon after succeeding to the presidency he authorized the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war.Harry S. Truman-Wikipedia
  • The United States eventually developed the first nuclear weapons and used them on Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945; the Japanese surrendered on September 2, ending World War II.United States-Wikipedia
  • Although in the area the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Yusuf survived.Brunei-Wikipedia
  • After suffering defeat in the Pacific War and two atomic bombings, Japan surrendered in 1945 and came under a seven-year Allied occupation, during which it adopted a new constitution.Japan-Wikipedia
  • However, the war was brought to a sudden end by the US nuclear attacks on Japan.Royal Australian Air Force-Wikipedia
  • In early August, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.World War II-Wikipedia
  • This was three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.Korean War-Wikipedia
  • In 1997, he condemned the United States for its hypocrisy in not labeling the bombing of Hiroshima as terrorism.Osama bin Laden-Wikipedia
  • It is also argued that the Emperor did not defy the military oligarchy that got Japan into World War II until the first atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima.Hirohito-Wikipedia
  • The effects of the atomic bombings and the Soviet entry were profound.Pacific War-Wikipedia
  • Japan's experience with Hiroshima and Nagasaki bored the well-known Godzilla (1954) and its many sequels, featuring mutation from the effects of nuclear radiation.Horror film-Wikipedia
  • Hiroshima is best remembered as the first city targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945.Hiroshima-Wikipedia
  • The Glenn L. Martin Company operated a factory there in the 1940s that produced 521 B-29 Superfortresses, including the Enola Gay and Bockscar used in the atomic bombing of Japan in World War II.Omaha, Nebraska-Wikipedia
  • However, their mission was interrupted by the destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, followed by the Japanese surrender.Ulithi-Wikipedia
  • Both the Enola Gay and the Bockscar (which dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively) flew their missions from Tinian's North Field.Mariana Islands-Wikipedia
  • He attacked the US more generally, asserting that "If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America", citing the atomic bombing of Japan; this attracted international controversy, although he later improved his relationship with Bush.Nelson Mandela-Wikipedia
  • Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender on its terms, the United States dropped the first atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, on 6 August 1945, and Nagasaki, on 9 August.World War II-Wikipedia
  • It also supported the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.The Nation-Wikipedia
  • Following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the impending overrun of the Korean Peninsula by Soviet forces, Japan surrendered to the Allied forces on 15 August 1945, ending 35 years of Japanese occupation.Korea under Japanese rule-Wikipedia
  • The B-29 that dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki, Bockscar (nose number 77), is restored and on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.Boeing B-29 Superfortress-Wikipedia
  • The power of the explosion was about 500 kilotons of TNT (about 1.8 PJ), which is 20–30 times more energy than was released from the atomic bomb detonated in Hiroshima.Chelyabinsk-Wikipedia
  • Hours later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb, this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.Surrender of Japan-Wikipedia
  • On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM local time, the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.Surrender of Japan-Wikipedia
  • Instead, Guevara stated that he would visit Hiroshima, where the American military had detonated an atom-bomb 14 years earlier.Che Guevara-Wikipedia
  • In the 1980s, for instance, the priests at the Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki debated whether to invite the crew of a U.S. Navy vessel docked at the port city to their festival celebrations given the sensitivities surrounding the 1945 U.S. use of the atomic bomb on the city.Shinto-Wikipedia
  • Although it is difficult to compare releases between the Chernobyl accident and a deliberate air burst nuclear detonation, it has still been estimated that about four hundred times more radioactive material was released from Chernobyl than by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together.Chernobyl disaster-Wikipedia
  • On August 6 at 8:15 AM local time, the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, dropped an atomic bomb (code-named Little Boy by the U.S.) on the city of Hiroshima in southwest Honshū.Surrender of Japan-Wikipedia

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