Which US president authorized the bomb droopping in World War 2?
Answer . \nThe Japanese shelled the Long Beach, California area from a submarine in early 1942. No real damage and zero casualties (as I recall).\n. \nOf course, the hot air balloon attacks from Japan could also be considered a bombing. These had some success in setting fires, killing a few f…olks, etc. (MORE)
Answer . Because Japan had attacked U.S. territory, destroyed U.S. Navy ships, killed U.S. military personnel, attempted to take over all of the Pacific Islands, and when the Japanese military was obviously loosing the war they refused to surrender. They wanted to keep their military together so… that they could make another run on the Pacific, and they wanted the Emperor of Japan to remain in power. After the Japanese military had been driven back to Japan and Japan was completely surrounded, the Japanese people were starving and lacking in many basic necessities, but the Emperor refused to surrender and believed that further military action would result in a better outcome for Japan. They were continuing to fight in hopes of better "terms", but the U.S. and other Allies demanded that Japan surrender unconditionally after their agression in the Pacific.\n. \nIt was estimated that 750,000 U.S. and other Allied military personnel would die if Japan was invaded. And that was before more of the Japanese military was moved to the proposed landing area. Conventional bombing of Japan caused incredible fires and loss of life. The atomic bombs used on Japan were the only way to quickly end the war and save lives of Allied personnel.\n. \nIt was understood that if the public ever found out that the U.S. had such a weapon and didn't use it and subsequently 750,000 to perhaps over 1,000,000 U.S. soldiers died, the U.S. population would be outraged, and justifiably so. People today often think that they can see a better outcome to the war with Japan. Unfortunately there were no good options, just options that weren't as bad as others. It was a terrible time and the U.S. and the other Allies just wanted it to end so that life could get back to normal... whatever that is. (MORE)
Several bombs were dropped in world ww2 such as atomic bombs,nuclear bombs explosives and many more
Answer: Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S Truman from Missouri. Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Manhattan Project, the massive undertaking by the US, Canada and Great Britain that created the first atomic "pile," the first sustained, controlled, man-made nuclear… fission reaction, and the first atomic explosive device. Implicit in his authorization is his intent to use it against a foreign enemy. Roosevelt died just three months before the Trinity "shot," the first detonation of an atomic warhead in the New Mexico desert in July 1945. Harry S. Truman, FDR's vice president, had been essentially kept in the dark with regard to the atomic bomb until Roosevelt's death. Once he became president in April 1945, however, he was quickly apprised of the status of the bomb project, and he insisted on daily reports about it. After the Trinity "shot," Truman took the decision to use the two remaining bombs against Japan. (MORE)
The US built a weapon and fired it as a test shot to prove the technology. Then the two bombs that were dropped on Japan were built and deployed. As regards the fissile material in the weapons, the Trinity test shot used plutonium , as did the second bomb dropped on Japan, the "Fat Man" weapon depl…oyed over Nagasaki. The "Little Boy" deployed over Hiroshima, the first use of a nuclear weapon other than the test, used uranium as the fissile material. Links are provided below for fact checking and further investigation. (MORE)
There were two: Franklin D. Roosevelt (served from 1933 to 1945) and Harry S. Truman (served from 1945 to 1953)
Technically, everything explosive is an atomic bomb, you are referring to NUCLEAR bombs, which were used on the Japanese
Harry S Truman was president during World War 2. He dropped two bombs on Japan during WWII. First on Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and then Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) killing 1/2 a million people. HARRY S. TRUMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DROPPING OF AN ATOMIC BOMB ON HIROSHIMA Address to the Nation, Augus…t 6, 1945 "Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It had more than 2,000 times the blast power of the British "Grand Slam," which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare." . Harry S Truman (MORE)
I think it was the Japanese because they bombed pearl harbour but I wouldn't be 100% sure!! Its an old one but worth repeating in the interests of UK/US harmony: When the Germans bomb the British duck; when the British bomb the Germans duck and when the Americans bomb everone ducks !
because they wanted to use them to blow people up in the war so that they could win the war and all be safe together when they get back to there country to tell there mum's.
It was the British "Grand Slam" bomb, which was 22,000 lbs. or nearly ten ton. Only 41 were ever dropped from specially adapted Lancaster Bombers of 617 squadron based at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, UK. Obviously that was the biggest CONVENTIONAL high explosive,(HE) bomb! The Tallboy bomb …was half the size at 12,000 lb and was more commonly used. Both the Grand Slam and Tallboy were designed by Barnes Wallis, and both had pointy noses to penetrate the ground and cause an earthquake effect upon detonation. (MORE)
Tactical air strikes were coming of age during WW2. The primary function of air power in WW2 was strategic for the US Army Air Corps; the bombing of industrial sites...and for the US Navy; the bombing of enemy warships/merchantmen. US Marine Corps aviators came the closest to supplying tactical air …support for Marines fighting on the ground.. The Korean War experimented further with tactical air strikes, and introduced jet aircraft for those roles.. The Vietnam War became the apex of both Strategic & Tactical airpower. The mightiest bomber known to mankind...the B-52 performed BOTH strategic bombings(over North Vietnam) and tactical bombings (over South Vietnam); while all of the US jet fighter/bombers developed from WW2, through Korea, through the mid and late 1950's culminated into the super-sonic jet fighter bombers that supplied around the clock anytime/anywhere close air strikes (CAS) for the men on the ground. In Vietnam, it was not uncommon to have a communist machine gun nest have a jet air strike called upon it. An airstrike of that proportion would have been unheard of in WW2 or Korea; but by the time of Vietnam...we had the technology & airmen to do it. (MORE)
It would have been ready within a few weeks and a fourth was also being prepared.
Only the US, as they were the only country with them. America used two Atomic Bombs in WWII. They used this to end the war with Japan. This was a successful technique because the war ended shortly there after. Some people say America shouldn't have done this but Japan attacked America without warnin…g so America kicked some ass. (MORE)
To end WWII. President Truman was told that if the U.S. invaded Japan, the number of American casualties could exceed a million. The Russians were preparing to invade Japan and Truman did not want what was happening in Eastern Europe to happen in Japan. Therefore, it felt it would be best to end …the war as quickly as possible. See Sources and related links for additional information including theories of the Revisionists. (MORE)
During WW 2, Japanese bombs struck the United States mainland at a Pacific Coast oil refinery in Goleta close to Santa Barbara, California
because the Americans wanted wanted revenge on the Japanese for bombing pearl harbor so they made the bomb to get them back. also, they wanted to end the war as soon as possible.
Harry S. Truman was the president of the U.S. when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan during World War II.
Three bombs were used during World War II. The first bomb was exploded in New Mexico in order to test the weapon. The second and third bombs were dropped on Japan. 2 i think you mean atomic
\nso far only two atom bomb were used,both on japan. the first on hiroshima japan aug 6th 1945
No, only two nuclear bombs have ever been dropped as acts of warfare and both of those were dropped by the USA on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
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. (MORE)
In WW2 bomb shelters were built due to being scared of begging bombed at there own home. This took place afte the bombing of pearl harbor. People thought if japan was willing to make such a trip to Hawaii,then they might make a trip to our homelend ,therefore many people scared of this fact, built b…omb shelters in there own backyard. anyother questions on ww2, i would be willing to help. hit me back. (MORE)
Enola Gay dropped a MK-1 uranium-235 gun bomb Little Boy on Hiroshima . Bockscar dropped a MK-3 plutonium-239 implosion bomb Fat Man on Nagasaki Both were "Silverplate" modified B-29 four engine heavy bombers The MK-1 had a yield of roughly 15KTons, the MK-3 had a yield of roughly 22KTons
The President didn't want to lose the enormous US casualties, rangeing from 300,000-750,000 depending on various estimates, that were anticipated. Americans are war weary already with 6,000 plus American Casualties from OIF/ OEF. Americans berate the president for the decision today, would you be wi…lling to sacrifice Half a million American Soldiers lives, when you could avoid it. What would you do/? (MORE)
Yes, Japanese aircraft dropped bombs on the US in World War II. The bombs fell on Unalaska, one of the islands of the Aleutian Island Chain.. In addition, the Japanese did have very limited success with "balloon bombs" that they floated into the air. Of some 9,000 launched, a handful of these ballo…on bombs did make it to the West coast and did inflict limited damage, including 6 deaths. Links can be found below. . Additionally, the Japanese aircraft carrier I-25 launched shells at the Northern Oregon Coast on the night of June 21, 1942. Although no one was injured, a baseball back stop at Fort Stevens was destroyed and a shell exploded in a residential area of Warrenton Oregon. There is a memorial, monument, and substitute American shell (donated by the US Navy) to this occurrence that can still be visited on DeLaura Beach Lane in Warrenton. . For additional information about the Oregon bombing please refer to: Webber, Bert. Panic! At Fort Stevens: Japanese Navy shells Fort Stevens, Oregon in WWII . Webb Research Group Publishers, Medford OR, 1995. (MORE)
Franklin Roosevelt was President of the United States when the war began, and remained president up until he died in 1945. Harry Truman then became president.
When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor, the US sent troops to Japan. When the allies defeated Germany and Italy they turned to the east where the war was to be finished. The president (Roosevelt) decided to drop two bombs on Japan. The US dropped one on Hiroshima and Natsaki. Then Japan surrender…ed ending WWII. (MORE)
No. Atomic bombs were used during WW2 in Japan, but they were"fission" weapons, which derived their destructive power fromsplitting apart the nucleus of an atom. Hydrogen bombs derive theirdestructive power from "fusion" reactions, or the merging of twoHydrogen atoms. This is the same chemical react…ion that powers thesun. Hydrogen bombs were tested for the first time on November 1, 1952. (MORE)
No the Germans did not bomb the USA. We did. The Germans would call it "Blitzkrieg"
The Manhattan project was initiated under Franklin D. Roosevelt but the final order was from Harry S. Truman.
at the start of the war only 25lb bombs were used, later 50lbs on fighter bombers in 1939, 100lbs bombs of light bombers such as the mosquito, 200lbs bombs on a mix of planes and later ww2 fighter bombers such as the tempest, 250lbs were used on a range of role, 500lbs on medium bombers, 1000lbs on …heavy bombers, 2000lbs on heavy bombers, 8000lbs on the Lancaster, 12,000lb earthquake bombs on specially outfitted Lancaster, 22,000lb bombs on specially outfitted Lancaster (MORE)
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president at the beginning of and throughout the majority of WWII. Harry S. Truman was Roosevelt's vice-president. Truman succeeded him as the 33rd president upon Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945. It was Truman's decision to use atomic weaponry on Hiroshima and Nagas…aki that lead to the end of WWII. (MORE)
President Truman stated he wanted to end the war and to collapse Japan's means to make war ever again.
The use of the Atomic Bomb on Japan was to get Japan to surrender after Germany signed a treaty to end WWII.
President Truman stated that he needed to end the war and to collapse Japan's means to make war ever again.
Whilst there were many examples of early standoff weapons used in WWII the only one that could be said to be a glide weapon was the V1 flying bomb (Known as the Doodlebug). This weapon was either launched from a ramp using rocket assistance or was air dropped from under a bomber such as the He 111. … The bomb then relied upon a pulse jet engine to propel it towards its intended target several hundred miles away and a pair of stubby wings to carry it there. Only once the engine's fuel ran out did the bomb enter its terminal phase and begin to glide down to its target below. For the people below the bombs path, the sudden silencing of the noisy pulse jet above meant trouble was on its way and to take cover. See related link.. (MORE)
The United States dropped two Atomic Bombs to end WW2. One was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan and the other on Hiroshima, Japan.
There have not been any attacks using atomic bombs or missiles since World War II (as of today, May 4th, 2011). There have however, been many nuclear weapons tests - where controlled explosions have been conducted. Most of these have occurred underground to reduce nuclear fallout.
The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan were each bombed by one atomic bomb during World War II. Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan In the United States. There were two atomic bombs dropped in WWII in attempt to end the war with Japan. The first was dropped on Hiros…hima, and a second was dropped on Nagasaki. Japan They were dropped over Japan. (MORE)
Because the Japanese would not surrender to the US. The US needed a show of power and the two atomic bombs were the solution. The US claimed they had more, to frighten the Japanese into surrendering, but they really didn't have any more.
Yes. Atomic "fission" nuclear weapons were employed on August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Americans used a bomber plane named Enola Gay.
Yes the japanese sent ballon bombs its a interesting story. You should find out more. I dont know if the germans did anything though
Because the Polution would kill hundres of thousands of animals and Innocent people and leave alot of leftover chemicals on our earth. Basiccally the damage it would cause would be completely uncalled for.
The first bomb was called "Little Boy." It was dropped on Hiroshima. The name of the second nuclear bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, was called "Fat Man". Another opinion . Trinity/Gadget, a test device. Tested on a 100ft tower in the northeast corner of what is now Whitesands Missile Range, NM. …. Little Boy, the first combat bomb. Used on Hiroshima. . Fat Man, the second combat bomb. Used on Nagasaki. (MORE)
If you refer to the atomic bombs, that is still debated. Some think it saved American lives. Some think the Japanese were ready to surrender anyway. Some say it was a demonstration for the Soviets and the Chinese. If it was it didn't work. The Chinese and the Russians increased their efforts to get …bombs of their own. And now who knows exactly which nutjob dictators have H-bombs? Israel alone has hundreds at least, maybe thousands. (MORE)
The D.H.4, Short Bomber , Voisin VIII, Caudron R.11, Caproni Ca.3, Caproni Ca.5, Sikorsky's Ilya Mourometz, and the AEG G.IV, Gotha G.IV. They were all smaller planes.
The president at the time, Truman, stated that he wanted to end the war and collapse Japan's means to make war ever again.
Because guns were sorta inefficient when it came to destroying buildings. And when you have to destroy many buildings at once, bullet guns really aren't effective at all next to bombs.
It is estimated that a total of 2.77054 Megatons of bombs weredropped in WW2 and about 48% were done alone by the RAF.