Russell Gackenbach was a second lieutenant
aircraft navigator and photographer who flew into the heart
of Japan on August 6, 1945, as Little Boy, a 9,000-pound
uranium-235 atomic bomb was dropped onto Hiroshima, Japan.
The significance of this event is immeasurable, as it was
the first time a nuclear device had been used as a wartime
strategy, which ultimately led to Japan agreeing to an
unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, and the end of
World War II.
U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt.
Kenny Holston - September 2016 Video edited by USA Patriotism!