aug 2, 1945 - The bombing date for "Fat Man" is set, survivors of the USS Indianapolis are rescued
Fat Man bomb cases F-31 and F-32 arrive on Tinian, carried by 509th B-29's Luke the Spook and Laggin' Dragon. Fat Man assembly begins. Bombing date is set for August 11.
The survivors of the USS Indianapolis are rescued after four days in the water. Many died from shark attacks. The majority died in the water. 879 crew members perished, including four who died despite being rescued from the water. Only 317 crew members survived. The death toll from the sinking is unparalleled in US history.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing