Japanese Engineer Survived Atomic Strike on Hiroshima--and Nagasaki

August 2009
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p8
The article reports on the move of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan to officially recognize 93-year-old Tsutomu Yamaguchi as a double-hibakusha. Yamaguchi was then a 29-year-old ship engineer with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries when an atomic bombs detonated less than two miles away from his location in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and three days later, another bomb exploded when he returned home to Nagasaki. The explosion left Yamaguchi with a deaf left ear and burns.


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