- A second atomic bomb is dropped on Japan. A B-29 from
the 509th CG leaves North Field, Tinian at 0230 hours; The
B-29 is followed by 2 observation B-29's. The primary target,
Kokura, is obscured by bad weather; the attack is made against
the secondary target, Nagasaki. The bomb, dropped from 28,900
feet at 1058 hours (local), explodes one minute after release.
Japanese report 24,000 killed. The attacking B-29's refuel
on Okinawa, and return to Tinian by 2339 hours.