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Assembling the Bomb - Little Boy, Unit L-11

Photograph image of the Hiroshima bomb as it was being prepared in August of 1945 on Tinian Island

The atomic bomb, which was dropped on Hiroshima, was known as “Unit L-11.”  Its code name was “Little Boy.”

This image depicts the Hiroshima bomb as it was being prepared in August of 1945 on Tinian Island. The work was part of "Project Alberta."

Maintained at the U.S. National Archives, this photograph has the following description:

Comdr. A.F. Birch, numbering LB (Little Boy) unit L-11, before loading on trailer in Assembly Bldg. #1.  Unit L-11 was the one dropped on Hiroshima.  Dr. Ramsey [a physicist] standing nearby.  08/1945.

This is one of the rare photographs where we can see inside the bomb. 

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.   ARC Identifier 519395.

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