||How was Hiroshima selected as the target of the atomic bombing?
Why was Hiroshima chosen for the A-bomb?
|While developing the atomic bomb, US authorities held several meetings to consider where in Japan to drop the bomb.
At these meetings, Hiroshima was selected because:
1)the size and topography of the city were appropriate, and
2) Hiroshima had many military facilities that had not yet been bombed and damaged.
For more detail, please visit the Hiroshima Peace Site at the URL below. However, this material was written for people with at least a high school education. If you are in grade school, you may find it difficult. Please read it with an older member of your family or your teacher.
The document ordering the A-bomb drop on Hiroshima can be seen at the following address within the Kids Peace Station.