August 20, 2014
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Fat Man was the code name of the atomic bomb, made from plutonium, that destroyed Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. It was 128 inches long and 60 inches in diameter. The bomb was dropped from the B-29 named "Bock's Car".

Did you know that Fat Man was named for Prime Minister Winston Churchill?

WWII HISTORY RESOURCES
The Second Great War
The "Second Great War" was an historical event that changed the American way of life. The WWII History Resources section explores the resources, political views and causes, and some events which led to this life-changing conflict.

Sections like the Timeline, Maps, and Major Battles provides resources regarding the political causes and views of the events leading up to this life changing event. The Wartime Weaponry, Statistics, Glossary of Terms and Links sections present content ranging from a look at the extensive arsenal of weapons used in WWII to facts, figures and other resources about the war.

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