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Old August 12th, 2017, 06:48 PM   #1

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American POWs killed in Hiroshima & Nagasaki


Were any American soldiers or other POWs killed by the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

If so, did anything happen as a result?
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Were any American soldiers or other POWs killed by the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

If so, did anything happen as a result?
12 died in Hiroshima

There was at least one US POW in Nagasaki who survived the blast
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12 died in Hiroshima

There was at least one US POW in Nagasaki who survived the blast
Do you know where I can find out more about them?
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The number of American and Allied POW's was a priority criteria for the target selection committee.
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The number of American and Allied POW's was a priority criteria for the target selection committee.
Was this part of the reason they didn't target Tokyo?
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Was this part of the reason they didn't target Tokyo?
Part. Toyko also had taken a lot of previous damage so accessing effectiveness of bomb would be more difficult. They also needed Emperor and central government to facilitate surrender.
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US plans were to rebuild Japan after surrender. Tokyo, as well as being firebombed was needed as the capital. Kyoto was considered culturally to important.
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