11:01 AM local time:
A last minute break in the clouds allowed Bockscar’s bombardier, Captain Kermit Beahan, to visually sight the target as ordered. The “Fat Man” weapon was dropped over the city’s industrial valley.. It exploded 43 seconds later at 469 meters (1,540 ft) above the ground.
In the flash of an eye 70,000 people had perished.
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki - 66 years ago today.