The B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the uranium bomb Little Boy on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later the plutonium bomb Fat Man was used to bomb the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The two bombs killed approximately 150,000 people when they fell. On August 15, 1945, Japan officially surrendered, bringing an end to World War II.
The Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945. "Fat Man" was the codename for the type of atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was dropped from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, named after Captain Frederick C. Bock. The Fat Man mission was piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney.