This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
The 216th AAF served a crucial role in the Manhattan Project by helping to design and drop test bombs at Wendover Airfield, Utah.
The 509th Composite Group was organized as the weapon delivery arm of the Manhattan Project.
The first atomic bomb, Little Boy, was dropped on Japan on August 6, 1945.
For the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the National Air and Space Museum proposed a controversial exhibition that displayed the Enola Gay.
One of the greatest controversies to come out of World War II was whether the atomic bomb was necessary to bring about its end.
A list of books and articles provide a range of perspectives on the atomic bombings.
The debate over what precipitated the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II is a source of contention among historians. This debate has also figured prominently in the discussion of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A detailed timeline of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.