On what city in Japan was the first atomic bomb dropped on august 6 1945?
Surrender Japan! Basically, Japan was the only country that did not surrender to the United States and it's allies. Germany had already given up their arms due to massive soldier casualties, and Japan was the final enemy left at large for America. After Americans had tested the Atomic Bomb in the… Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, they decided one way to get the final defeat from Japan was to drop the atomic bomb on them. After the first bomb was dropped Japan did nothing, then the second bomb struck and that is when Japan admitted defeat. Overall, Japan held out the longest, and America wanted a surrender from them. Which they got in a very dramatic and outrageous way. It was also to save about a million lives of Allied military in an invasion of Japan. NOT TRUE! that a truck load of B.S thast what they WANT you to believe we KNEW japan would surrender (we sent them a video of the test and told them what it was disigned to do) we needed a place to test the plutonium and uranium fission bombs on a residential area. they thought japan would be he perfect place. it was an awful event indeed, but when would we get the 2nd chance to test the bomb. we couldn't have done it on Germany as there where many innocent Jews that could die in the process. we have OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS PROVING THIS. so it IS NOT wrong. don't believe me? use the freedom of information act and go to a government building in Washington D.C and find out yourself. ( Full Answer )
nagaski Hiroshima , that was the first city where the atomic bomb was used on Japan in August 6, 1945. Nagasaki was the second city, and was bombed on August 9, 1945. Therefore, the answer is Hiroshima
The plane was a B-29 Superfortress called "Enola Gay" It was named after Enola Gay Tibbet; who was the mother of the plane's pilot, Paul Tibbet.
It was the US plane Enola Gay who dropped the first bomb but it is unknown whether or not they dropped the second.
US. If you want a more specific answer ask a more specific question, like "Who were the bombarders that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan?".
The US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima as a demonstration of the irresistible power of the forces Japan was facing, and to give the Japanese civilian government leverage over the military to force a surrender (a way to save face). Due to vast cultural differences between Japan and the US, the… idea of "surrender" was not commonly shared. To the Japanese, "Surrender" was to lose one's identity as a human and to fail utterly. To an American, it was for the government to capitulate and to dissolve their military. Japan was exhibiting behavior that to a Western mind was beyond comprehension (including mass suicide attacks as well as extreme treatment of prisoners and civilians), giving rise to the idea that the only way to deal with Japan was with "Total Surrender". This of course caused the Japanese military to react even more desperately resulting in even more extreme behavior. Additionally, the United States was running out of time and money and was facing 1 to 2 million casualties if the homelands were invaded. These figures were derived by looking at the number of casualties suffered by the US Military in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Several theories have been forwarded that the US should have acted differently. One popular theory is that the US could have simply embargoed Japan and starved the Empire until it surrendered. This brings up the question of how many more Japanese would have died as a result of this strategy than died in the two attacks. Given that at the time the President and most of the Military assumed that they just had a much more powerful bomb, the decision was pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, there was much more collateral damage than anticipated. ( Full Answer )
The first atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima, on the island of Honshu, in Japan on August 6, 1945.
Hiroshima, on August 6th, 1945. A second one was dropped shortly after on Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945. Between 300,000-400,000 civilians (and a few military personnel) were killed in both bomb drops. Note: About 150,000 were killed instantaneously, while another 150,000 died of burns, radiati…on sickness, and cancer in subsequent days, months, and years. ( Full Answer )
The first bomb that was dropped was code named 'Little Boy' it was dropped on Hiroshima on the 6th Aug 1945, and the second was code named 'Fat Man' and it was dropped on Nagasaki on the 9th Aug 1945.
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 and the second was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
Japan did not drop any atomic bombs. Rather, the US dropped twoatomic bombs on them. The cities that were hit were Hiroshima andNagasaki.
The US DID they wanted to make sure Jpan would surrender for sure The United States aircraft did drop a bomb in Japan in 1945.
The atom bomb was dropped in Japan because we wanted to put Japan out of WW2. More precisely, we dropped 2 bombs. We dropped them on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. After that, Japan surrendered.
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, on Monday, August 6 - 1945. This was followed three days later by an explosion in Nagasaki.
This element was the fissionable material in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima japan on August 6 1945?
The weapon was developed by the Manhattan Project during World War II. It derived its explosive power from the nuclear fission of uranium 235.
An atomic bomb called Fat Man, developed in the Manhattan Project, WAS dropped onto the city of Hiroshima on 8/9/1945.
The Empire of Japan was given an ultimatum outlining it's surrender at the end of world War II under executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The declaration stated that if the party did not surrender, the Allies would be forced to attack Japan, resulting in "the inevitable and complete de…struction of the Japanese armed forces and just as inevitably the utter devastation of the Japanese homeland". The Japanese government declined to acknowledge it, using the "kill with silence" method, which assumed declination. Truman then decided to drop the bombs, his stated intention in ordering the bombings was to bring about a quick resolution of the war by inflicting destruction and instilling fear of further destruction in sufficient strength to cause Japan to surrender. ---- A primary reason behind the use of the Atomic bombs was the fear that invasion of the main Japanese home islands would result in massive US casualties. Estimates drawn from the casualties sustained at Iwo Jima and Okinawa were that up to a half-million US casualties could be expected in a 6-10 month battle. In addition, it was expected that 10-15 million Japanese would be killed. The atomic bomb was seen as a way to shock the Japanese into a surrender, avoiding the necessity of an invasion, and, ironically, saving many lives, both American and Japanese. A secondary reason was to end the war in the Pacific before the Soviet Union entered the war against the Japanese. Post-war political maneuvering was already occurring between the former Allies, and Truman was acutely aware of the brewing power conflict with the U.S.S.R. The use of the bomb to force a quick Japanese surrender was seen as a way to limit Soviet influence in Japan and Asia. Additionally, it was a political statement to curb Soviet aggression (as in "Don't mess with America, we have this Super Weapon"). ( Full Answer )
The Fat Man atomic bomb was dropped by the B-29 bomber called Bockscar piloted by Major Charles Sweeney of the 393rd Heavy Bomber Squad. He did not personally let the bomb out the bomb bay door, merely the piloted the plane. The bombardier's name was withheld.
On August 8, Field Order No.17 issued from the 20th Air Force Headquarters on Guam called for its use the following day on either Kokura, the primary target, or Nagasaki, the secondary target. Three days after Hiroshima, the B-29 bomber, "Bockscar" piloted by Sweeney, reached the sky over Kokura on …the morning of August 9 but abandoned the primary target because of smoke cover and changed course for Nagasaki. Nagasaki was an industrialized city with a natural harbor in Western Kuushu, Japan. At 11:02 a.m., this bomb, known as the "Fat Man" bomb, exploded over the north factory district at 1,800 feet above the city to achieve maximum blast effect. Buildings collapsed. Electrical systems were shorted. A wave of secondary fires resulted, adding to their holocaust. Flash burns from primary heat waves caused most of the casualties to inhabitants. Others were burned when their homes burst into flame. Flying debris caused many injuries. A fire storm of winds followed the blast at Hiroshima as air was drawn back to the center of the burning area. Trees were uprooted. The bomb took the lives of 42,000 persons and injured 40,000 more. It destroyed 39 percent of all the buildings standing in Nagasaki. According to U.S. estimates, 40,000 people were killed or never found as a result of the second bomb. ( Full Answer )
By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of "Fat Man" over Nagasaki on August 9. These are the only attacks with nuclear weapons in the history of warfare.
At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being kill…ed. After all, the Japanese attacked America, and not the other way around. In later years, however, many have begun to question the conventional wisdom of "Truman was saving lives," putting forth theories of their own. However, when one examines the issue with great attention to the results of the atomic bombings and compares these results with possible alternatives to using said bombs, the line between truth and fiction begins to clear. Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan was for the purpose of saving lives and ending the war quickly in order to prevent a disastrous land invasion. ( Full Answer )
Most historians agree that using the atomic bombs on Japan at the time the US did so ultimately saved many lives, potentially millions. In hind-sight, although the result was terrifying, it did lead to a much earlier end to the War in the Pacific than otherwise would likely have been possible. Ult…imately, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved lives; probably millions of them. ( Full Answer )
Nagasaki It was originally to have been Kokura, but heavy overcast prevented a visual bomb run so the planes diverted to the secondary: Nagasaki.
The feelings of the American people had a wide range of feelings when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. They felt: rage, anger, sadness, shock, surprise, confusion, thrill at Japanese being killed, hopeful for the wars end, fear, and grief.
If Hirohito had decided that regardless of what happened, the Japanese would never surrender, it could have been decades before we brought Japan to heel, and the country would have been destroyed. The Japanese people were unimpressed by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: more had died in… the firebombings of Tokyo, and neither events made the Japanese people lose heart. Hirohito, however, saw that, yes, Japan could keep fighting to the end, but his country would face utter destruction. We hoped that the prospect of unending destruction from the sky (we were bluffing, we only had 2 bombs and we used them both) would cause those in power to surrender. Luckily, we were right. Hindsight is 20/20, and anyone who says we should not have used the a bomb is not aware of all the issues, but at the time it could easily have made little difference. ( Full Answer )
The second nuclear bomb used in anger was dropped over Nagasaki on August 9th 1945.
They dropped in the city call Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bomb for Hiroshima was the big and killed more people than Nagasaki's atomic bomb. I am sure that to dropping atomic bombs in Japan was mistake, even if they wanted to finish the war quickly. America said that to dropping the bomb in japan s…aved American solders life. But it also made Japanese people killed a lot. and we shouldn't use it forever and ever and never! ( Full Answer )
In a 1986 study, historian and journalist Edwin P. Hoyt nailed the"great myth, perpetuated by well-meaning people throughout theworld," that "the atomic bomb caused the surrender of Japan." In Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict (p. 420), heexplained: "The fact is that as far as the Japanese m…ilitarists wereconcerned, the atomic bomb was just another weapon. The two atomicbombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were icing on the cake, and did notdo as much damage as the firebombings of Japanese cities. The B-29firebombing campaign had brought the destruction of 3,100,000homes, leaving 15 million people homeless, and killing about amillion of them. It was the ruthless firebombing, and Hirohito'srealization that if necessary the Allies would completely destroyJapan and kill every Japanese to achieve "unconditional surrender"that persuaded him to the decision to end the war. The atomic bombis indeed a fearsome weapon, but it was not the cause of Japan'ssurrender, even though the myth persists even to this day." In a trenchant new book, The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (Praeger, 1996), historianDennis D. Wainstock concludes that the bombings were not onlyunnecessary, but were based on a vengeful policy that actuallyharmed American interests. He writes (pp. 124, 132): ... By April 1945, Japan's leaders realized that the war was lost.Their main stumbling block to surrender was the United States'insistence on unconditional surrender. They specifically needed toknow whether the United States would allow Hirohito to remain onthe throne. They feared that the United States would depose him,try him as a war criminal, or even execute him ... Unconditional surrender was a policy of revenge, and it hurtAmerica's national self-interest. It prolonged the war in bothEurope and East Asia, and it helped to expand Soviet power in thoseareas. . General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of US Army forces in thePacific, stated on numerous occasions before his death that theatomic bomb was completely unnecessary from a military point ofview: "My staff was unanimous in believing that Japan was on thepoint of collapse and surrender." General Curtis LeMay, who had pioneered precision bombing ofGermany and Japan (and who later headed the Strategic Air Commandand served as Air Force chief of staff), put it most succinctly:"The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war." Source: Weber, Mark "Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the AtomicBombings could have been avoided" The Journal of Historical Review , May-June 1997 (Vol. 16, No.3), pages 4-11. ( Full Answer )
Because that's who they were fighting at the time. It would have been silly to drop it in, say, Germany, which had already surrendered, or Italy, which was on the same side by that point in the war, or Canada, which had ALWAYS been on the Allied side. More seriously, it was dropped to avoid a large…-scale invasion of the Japanese islands, which was at the time considered the only other means of reaching the Allied goal of unconditional surrender and would have resulted in FAR greater casualties, most of them Japanese civilians, and most likely also in Japan being divided in the same way that Germany turned into the BRD and the DDR. ( Full Answer )
Because they want to monday morning quarterback the decision without all the information Truman had to base the decision on when he made it.
Because the US and Japan were at war, japan having attacked the US in 1941, and had refused to surrender.
1. USA needed to demonstrate its power and to examine the power ofnuclear weapon. 2. It was the fastest and easiest way to end war with Japan. From Source: Weber, Mark "Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the AtomicBombings could have been avoided" The Journal of Historical Review , May-June 1997 (Vol. 1…6, No.3), pages 4-11. In April and May 1945, Japan made three attempts through neutralSweden and Portugal to bring the war to a peaceful end. On April 7,acting Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu met with Swedishambassador Widon Bagge in Tokyo, asking him "to ascertain whatpeace terms the United States and Britain had in mind." But heemphasized that unconditional surrender was unacceptable, and that"the Emperor must not be touched." Bagge relayed the message to theUnited States, but Secretary of State Stettinius told the USAmbassador in Sweden to "show no interest or take any initiative inpursuit of the matter." Similar Japanese peace signals throughPortugal, on May 7, and again through Sweden, on the 10th, provedsimilarly fruitless. By mid-June, six members of Japan's Supreme War Council hadsecretly charged Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo with the task ofapproaching Soviet Russia's leaders "with a view to terminating thewar if possible by September." On June 22 the Emperor called ameeting of the Supreme War Council, which included the PrimeMinister, the Foreign Minister, and the leading military figures."We have heard enough of this determination of yours to fight tothe last soldiers," said Emperor Hirohito. "We wish that you,leaders of Japan, will strive now to study the ways and the meansto conclude the war. In doing so, try not to be bound by thedecisions you have made in the past." By early July the US had intercepted messages from Togo to theJapanese ambassador in Moscow, Naotake Sato, showing that theEmperor himself was taking a personal hand in the peace effort, andhad directed that the Soviet Union be asked to help end the war. USofficials also knew that the key obstacle to ending the war wasAmerican insistence on "unconditional surrender," a demand thatprecluded any negotiations. The Japanese were willing to acceptnearly everything, except turning over their semi-divine Emperor.Heir of a 2,600-year-old dynasty, Hirohito was regarded by hispeople as a "living god" who personified the nation. (Until theAugust 15 radio broadcast of his surrender announcement, theJapanese people had never heard his voice.) Japanese particularlyfeared that the Americans would humiliate the Emperor, and evenexecute him as a war criminal. On July 12, Hirohito summoned Fumimaro Konoye, who had served asprime minister in 1940-41. Explaining that "it will be necessary toterminate the war without delay," the Emperor said that he wishedKonoye to secure peace with the Americans and British through theSoviets. As Prince Konoye later recalled, the Emperor instructedhim "to secure peace at any price, notwithstanding its severity." The next day, July 13, Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo wiredambassador Naotake Sato in Moscow: "See [Soviet foreign minister]Molotov before his departure for Potsdam ... Convey His Majesty'sstrong desire to secure a termination of the war ... Unconditionalsurrender is the only obstacle to peace ..." On July 17, another intercepted Japanese message revealed thatalthough Japan's leaders felt that the unconditional surrenderformula involved an unacceptable dishonor, they were convinced that"the demands of the times" made Soviet mediation to terminate thewar absolutely essential. Further diplomatic messages indicatedthat the only condition asked by the Japanese was preservation of"our form of government." The only "difficult point," a July 25message disclosed, "is the ... formality of unconditionalsurrender." Summarizing the messages between Togo and Sato, US navalintelligence said that Japan's leaders, "though still balking atthe term unconditional surrender," recognized that the war waslost, and had reached the point where they have "no objection tothe restoration of peace on the basis of the  AtlanticCharter." These messages, said Assistant Secretary of the NavyLewis Strauss, "indeed stipulated only that the integrity of theJapanese Royal Family be preserved." Navy Secretary James Forrestal termed the intercepted messages"real evidence of a Japanese desire to get out of the war." "Withthe interception of these messages," notes historian Alperovitz (p.177), "there could no longer be any real doubt as to the Japaneseintentions; the maneuvers were overt and explicit and, most of all,official acts. Koichi Kido, Japan's Lord Privy Seal and a closeadvisor to the Emperor, later affirmed: "Our decision to seek a wayout of this war, was made in early June before any atomic bomb hadbeen dropped and Russia had not entered the war. It was already ourdecision." In spite of this, on July 26 the leaders of the United States andBritain issued the Potsdam declaration, which included this grimultimatum: "We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim nowthe unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces and toprovide proper and adequate assurance of good faith in such action.The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction." Commenting on this draconian either-or proclamation, Britishhistorian J.F.C. Fuller wrote: "Not a word was said about theEmperor, because it would be unacceptable to the propaganda-fedAmerican masses." ( AMilitary History of the Western World , p. 675.) America's leaders understood Japan's desperate position: theJapanese were willing to end the war on any terms, as long as theEmperor was not molested. If the US leadership had not insisted onunconditional surrender -- that is, if they had made clear awillingness to permit the Emperor to remain in place -- theJapanese very likely would have surrendered immediately, thussaving many thousands of lives. The sad irony is that, as it actually turned out, the Americanleaders decided anyway to retain the Emperor as a symbol ofauthority and continuity. They realized, correctly, that Hirohitowas useful as a figurehead prop for their own occupation authorityin postwar Japan. On August 6, 1945, the world dramatically entered the atomic age:without either warning or precedent, an American plane dropped asingle nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Theexplosion utterly destroyed more than four square miles of the citycenter. About 90,000 people were killed immediately; another 40,000were injured, many of whom died in protracted agony from radiationsickness. Three days later, a second atomic strike on the city ofNagasaki killed some 37,000 people and injured another 43,000.Together the two bombs eventually killed an estimated 200,000Japanese civilians. ( Full Answer )
no only blacks did . no the US dropped 2 on Japan. Japan has never had nuclear weapons.
The atomic bombs were dropped on August 6 and August 9, 1945 by the end of the stage of World War 2. The causes World War 2 to become the first nuclear war had ever happened. Right now, the atomic bombs are called nuclear bombs and were dropped in Japan (the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
They were dropped from airplanes-- B-29 bombers. The bombers flewalone so they would not attract attention and have Japanesefighters zooming up to try to shoot them down. The bombers were uphigh. I think the atomic bombs had small parachutes attached tothem to slow their fall and give the airplanes …extra time to getaway. I think the bombs were triggered to detonate when theyreached a certain height a few thousand feet above the ground--this would cause more damage then to have the bombs actually hitthe ground first and then blow up. Neither of the bombs dropped on Japan hadparachutes , they were freefall gravity bombs withRADAR fuses set for about 1500 feet altitude. The B-29s flew to thetarget as a group of 3: bomber, instrumentation, and photographyplanes. Some of the instruments deployed by the instrumentationplane used parachutes. The photography plane stayed at a safedistance. The bomber plane dropped the bomb then performed a sharpdiving turn maneuver (that actually exceeded the designstress limits of the B-29) to gain enough speed to run away toa safe distance (estimated to be at least 9 miles) beforedetonation. These shots were as much tests of experimental devicesas they were uses of powerful weapons. About a dozen "pumpkin" bombs, conventional bombs having the sameweight, size, and drop characteristics as the Fatman atomic bombbut impact fuses instead of RADAR fuses were dropped in identical 3plane practice missions, starting in late July. Besides giving thecrews practice, this gave the Japanese air defence forcesexperience with these insignificant attacks causing themto reduce their tendency to scramble fighters against the realattack when it came. ( Full Answer )
The plan was to drop bombs in other cities until Japan surrender and Japan was clear about it. So the answer is yes. Answer: After the August 6-9 1945 bombings the US had no more atomic bombs ready. Two bombs were dropped to impress the Japanese and convince the Russians that the atomic bomb wa…s not a one time capacity. The U.S. expected to have the next atomic bomb ready for use towards the end of August, and three more in September and a further three in October. Plans to use these were in place but not acted on as other strategies were in place. ( Full Answer )
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima, Japan was decimated by an American nuclear bomb dropped from the B29 Superfortress Enola Gay. Japan surrendered a short while after the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki (a couple days later).
The first atomic bomb, " Little Boy ", was dropped on Hiroshima. The second atomic bomb, " Fat Man ", was dropped on Nagasaki.
mostly to reduce the chance the japanese would attack the lightly armed and unescorted bombers delivering the bombs.
August 6 1945 --- little boy --- 9,700 pounds with 10 pounds of Uranium August 9 1945 --- Fat man --- 10,213 pounds with 6 pounds of plutonium
The cities were called Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US dropped theatomic bombs onto Japan on August 6th and 9th 1945.
It wasn't a city, it was cities and 2 of them. In 1945, US dropped2 atomic bombs onto 2 Japanese cities and they were calledHiroshima and Nagasaki.
At the moment it was irrelevant being that Japan brought it on them but with the passing of time, people come to confront history.
What happened to the bodies of the twelve American fliers who were imprisoned in Hiroshima and killed during the first Atomic bombing on August 6 1945?
There were 12 young American soldiers held captive in Hiroshima atthat time. All of them were killed by their own nation's atomicbomb.
What are the common nouns in On the morning of August 6 1945 an American bomber released an atomic bomb over Hiroshima a city of 34300 people in Japan Two thirds of the city was instantly destroyed?
The common nouns are: . morning . bomber . atomic bomb . city . people . two-thirds . city
The field commanders on Tinian. Their orders were written "use theatomic bombs as they became available" and no additionalauthorization (not even from the president) was needed. Little Boy was available on the morning of August 6, 1945 so it wasloaded on a B-29 bomber and dropped on its primary targ…etHiroshima. Fatman was available on the morning of August 9, 1945 so it wasloaded on a B-29 and dropped on its secondary target Nagasaki (itcould not be dropped on its primary target Kokura due to heavysmoke). A third atomic bomb would have become available in late August anddropped on another Japanese city (probably Kokura) had the Japanesenot surrendered, which caused Truman to issue his ONLY orderrelated to the use of atomic bombs at any time during the war:which was to "stop using the atomic bombs on Japan". Twenty more atomic bombs were planned for production and use onJapan before the end of 1945 (with even more in 1946 and later ifneeded) and not a single one would have required any "finaldecision" to use them by anyone higher in authority than the fieldcommanders on Tinian. Their orders to "use the atomic bombs as theybecame available" had been written up back in May 1945 and this hadbeen the intention of Franklin D. Roosevelt before his death onApril 12, 1945 and when Truman was briefed he saw no reason tochange anything that Franklin D. Roosevelt had already set inmotion. ( Full Answer )
They gave no response. Just reported a little local difficulty. Itneeded the second bomb on August 9th to force surrender. Theysurrendered knowing it was the best thing for their country.
Approximately 140,000 people died as a result of the bomb that wasdropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
They had no idea what happened as all communication with Hiroshimawas suddenly broken and they had to send people to determine that,which took time. Also the military was still not prepared tosurrender even after the second bomb , the Emperor literallyhad to order them to!
What are the proper nouns in On the morning of August 6 1945 an American bomber released an atomic bomb over Hiroshima a city of 34300 people in Japan Two thirds of the city was instantly destroyed?
A proper noun is the name or title of a specific person, place, orthing. The proper nouns in the sentence are: . August , the name of a specific month (thing) . Hiroshima , the name of a specific city (place) . Japan , the name of a specific country (place) Note: The word 'American' in this se…ntence is functioning as a proper adjective , describing the noun 'bomber'. The noun'American' is a word for a person. ( Full Answer )