- First fire-bombing of Tokyo begins.
- August 6th, at 08:16, the B-29 Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan. Estimated that about 200,000 killed in total.
- August 9th, the B-29 named "Bocks Car" dropped the "Fat Man" atomic bomb on Nagasaki Japan.
- August 14th - VJ Day - Japan surrenders from WWII, eight days after the Nagasaki atom bomb is dropped.
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