The story of destinies : USS INDIANAPOLIS

 


Here 6 August and 9 August respectively, are the two dates sad anniversaries of the use of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A little while before, the 26 July 1945, the cruiser USS Indianapolis was delivering a secret cargo on the island of Tinian.
This island is the home base of the Boeing B-29 selected for the next atomic raids…
The cargo consisted mainly of uranium 235 Rich and other materials essential to the operation of Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima soon…
His mission, the USS Indianapolis back to sea.
In the night of 29 the 30 July, around midnight, it will be torpedoed twice by the Japanese submarine I-58. The cruiser will flow 12 minutes. Only 317 sailors will be saved few days later on 1197 crew.
6 days later, Little Boy exterminate its atomic fire over 70000 people in an instant…

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