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4 Feb 1887

Japan
8 Jan 1941

Japan
  • Zuikaku departed Hiroshima, Japan for Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Zuikaku | Hiroshima | CPC]
8 Jan 1942

Japan
  • Shokaku departed Hiroshima, Japan for Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Hiroshima | CPC]
11 Feb 1943

Japan
  • Japanese 6th Field Kempeitai departed Hiroshima, Japan aboard transport Aden Maru for Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Hiroshima | CPC]
6 Aug 1945

Japan Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1945
Map showing extent of fire and blast damage to Hiroshima, Japan by the atomic bomb dropped on 6 Aug 1945Mushroom cloud rising above Hiroshima, Japan, 6 Aug 1945
8 Aug 1945

Japan Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1945
Raymond Spruance, Bruce Fraser, and Chester Nimitz at Nimitz
12 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Aug 1945
Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 1945
2 Sep 1945

Japan
  • Journalist Wilfred Burchett visited Hiroshima, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroshima | CPC]
20 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Sep 1945
Japanese soldier walking through a barren section of Hiroshima, Japan, Sep 1945
24 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1945
Ruins of the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall, Hiroshima, Japan, 24 Oct 1945; distance from center of blast at this point was about 350 meters
15 Nov 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1945
Warped staircase at the Asano Library in Hiroshima, Japan, 15 Nov 1945
6 Aug 2010

Japan

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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