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- The 509th CG B-29 takes off from North Field, Tinian at
0245 hours. At two-minute intervals, 2 observation B-29's
follow. At 0815 hours local, an atomic bomb is released
over Hiroshima from 31,600 ft; it explodes 50 seconds later.
(More than 80% of the city's buildings are destroyed and
over 71,000 people are killed. The B-29 lands on Tinian
at 1458 hours followed within the hour by the 2 observation
above account comes from "Air War Pacific Chronology: America's
Air War Against Japan in East Asia and the Pacific 1941-1945"
by Eric Hammel, (Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1988, ISBN