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    National Archives Pictures of Nuclear Bombs 1945

    Solders measure casings on "Fat Man".




    Francis Birch marks bomb "Little Boy" and Norman Ramsey watches.



    Solder/Technician applies sealant to front cover.



    Solder signs name onto bomb.



    Some names on bomb.

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    "Fat Man" Bomb is loaded onto trailer.



    Bomb is transported to Airbase Tinian covered by tarp.



    "Fat Man" positioned over loading pit.



    Pits measure about 8' x 12' and are memorialized.

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    Trailer with bomb is lowered by hydraulic jack into pit.



    "Little Boy" in pit with technicians.



    Enola Gay aircraft getting positioned to receive bomb.



    Trap removed and bomb readied for loading into Enola Gay (Boeing B29).

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    Bomb lifted into bomb bay.



    Technician securing bomb to aircraft.



    "Little Boy" and Fat Man" dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively.

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    Video with additional footage of bombing.

    Bombing of Nagasaki (silent)

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