1. Atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on August 6 and August 9, 1945

2. Following the surrender of Japan on August 14, 1945, U.S. forces began occupying the country. The first occupation troops arrived in the vicinity of Hiroshima about 60 days after the bombing. The main body of occupation troops entered Nagasaki about 45 days after the bombing.

In each city, a group of American scientists from the Manhattan Engineer District arrived three days before these troops and performed a radiological survey. However, repatriation of former prisoners of war (POWs) through Nagasaki began before the survey and actual occupation of the city.

3. U.S. occupation troops were in the vicinity of Hiroshima between October 6, 1945, and March 6, 1946, and in the vicinity of Nagasaki between September 11, 1945, and July 1, 1946.


Picture taken June 1947, I was about 4 months old and if you look carefully into the picture you can see my mother’s hands holding me up for this picture.

Love you Mom …and Dad, love you too; rest in peace.