On Aug. 6, 1945, aboard the cruiser Augusta, President Harry S. Truman, with a radio at hand, reads reports of the first atomic bomb raid on Japan, while en route home from the Potsdam conference. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one three days later on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Days later, World War II was over.
On Aug. 6, 1945, aboard the cruiser Augusta, President Harry S. Truman, with a radio at hand, reads reports of the first atomic bomb raid on Japan, while en route home from the Potsdam conference. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one three days later on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Days later, World War II was over. AP file, 1945
On Aug. 6, 1945, aboard the cruiser Augusta, President Harry S. Truman, with a radio at hand, reads reports of the first atomic bomb raid on Japan, while en route home from the Potsdam conference. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one three days later on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Days later, World War II was over. AP file, 1945

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