Paul Tibbets, the commander of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, has died. He was 92.
Around 140,000 people died in the explosion and later from the effects of injury and radiation poisoning. The UKNIWM database database contains a handful of memorials that refer to Hiroshima. These include a tree and plaque dedicated to the victims of Hiroshima in Tavistock Square gardens, London, a peace garden in Springburn Park, Glasgow, and a stone tablet in St John’s Gardens, Liverpool.