Hiroshima bomb pilot dies

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. 

Read more from BBC NEWS

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.

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