AUTHORCate, James Lea / Craven, Wesley Frank
BOOK EDITORCraven, Wesley Frank / Cate, James Lea, Eds.
BOOK TITLEThe Army Air Forces in World War II Volume 5: The Pacific: Matterhorn to Nagasaki
PUBLISHERU.S. Government Printing Office
CITYWashington, D.C.

This chapter provides a detailed account of the use of atomic bombs in World War II from a military standpoint, with emphasis on the strategic planning of the bombing runs and the Japanese surrender. Earlier chapters in the book detail the conventional bombing campaign against Japan during the spring and early summer of 1945. The book is the last in a series which describes the involvement of the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. The chapter includes photographs of Hiroshima bombing team, the atomic cloud following the Nagasaki bombing, post-strike Nagasaki and Hiroshima from the air, and a copy of a letter sent to one of the authors by Harry Truman. Most of the sources used are memos, interviews, and letters.

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