Hiroshima Bomb Damage
ID: CAL-01-0167
Format: HD

Looking E-NE from atop tank #1 showing both sides of a street which acted as a firebreak. On the W side of the street can be seen the rubble and burned-over area. Across the street can be seen the structure which was not affected by fire. Street measures 30 feet from curb to curb and 74 feet from building front to building front. The building is located approx. 6900 feet from zero at 150 degrees. The street runs from N-NE to S-SW through the Minami Machi district and characteristic of firebreaks on the fringe or periphery of areas razed by fire. LS Pan L to R looking S-SE along the street showing razed areas on the W side of the street and areas unaffected by fire on E side of the street. LS Looking SW showing the E face of building 41, located 1625 feet from zero at 137 degrees. The effect of blast is clearly visible in the absence of window casing and the displacement of the stone columns of the roof failing. LS Looking NW at the S and E faces of a two-story brick load bearing wall structure roof which is totally collapsed and walls which are partially collapsed. This building is located 4500 feet from zero at 44 degrees. LS Looking W showing the S and E faces of a two-story brick building whose sides are partially collapsed. The brick load bearing walled structure was affected by blast and destroyed by fire. It is located 4600 feet from zero at 43 degrees. LS Looking S showing the E and N faces of a two-story brick building. The brick load bearing walls are partially collapsed and the roof is totally collapsed. This structure was affected by blast and destroyed by fire. This building is located 3800 feet from zero at 55 degrees. LS Looking S at the E and N walls of a two-story structure which was affected by blast and destroyed by fire. This building is located 3900 feet from zero at 57 degrees. LS Pan L to R looking SW from the top of building 23 showing buildings 14 and 13 and an area of devastation that lies between the main NS streetcar line and the Motoyasu River. LS Pan L to R looking W-NW from top of building 23 showing the area of devastation S of building 12 and 13. LS Pan L to R looking NW from buildings 12 to 11 to 10 as seen from the top of building 23. LS Pan L to R looking NW as seen from the top of building 23, showing buildings 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6. LS Pan L to R looking N-NW and panning to N showing buildings 9, 6, 20, and 19 as seen from top of building 23. LS Looking N-NE across Takeya Cho, Hakushima-Kitama Tanaka Machi and Hiratsuka Cho, as seen from point located 4250 feet from zero at 149 degrees. Dolly shot taken moving N along a road showing the same area shown above. MLS Looking NW showing the S and E faces of a light steel frame structure used as an auditorium at the Tenma Grade School. The roof structure is sagging as result of blast and fire. Building is located 2735 feet from zero at 283 degrees. MS Looking N showing manner in which the steel frame structure has been displaced towards the W. MS Looking N showing the leaning in the center of the building. MLS Pan R to L looking N showing displacement towards the W as result of blast. The failure of horizontal wooden bracing at the peak contributed to its weakness. MS Showing the displacement of the E side of the structure towards the W. MS Looking N showing E end of the building. MS Looking E showing the W and S face of a tombstone in a cemetery located 1425 feet from zero at 151 degrees just S of building 24. MS Looking at a similar type of tombstone approx. 25 feet further S. This view shows NW side of the stone. During the instant that the upperportion of the monument was thrown out of equilibrium by blast, red brick and other flying debris was forced under it thus preventing the stone from settling back to its original position. ECU Two shots of the brick and the debris which were forced under the stone at the instant it was rocked towards the SE by the blast. MS Showing the position in which the upper portion of the monument came to rest. MS Looking E showing a similar type monument located approx. 50 feet to the SE to the above one. It is still intact. MLS Looking NW showing a portion of the cemetery surrounding blasted trees. Tree trunks and roots in "Kikutsuji Cemetery". LS Looking NE at the Teikoku Textile Factory as seen from Hiroshima Airfield. Located approx. 8500 feet from zero at 176 degrees. MLS Pan L to R looking NE at S and W faces of reinforced concrete resisitive warehouse located 5750 feet from zero at 204 degrees. LS Looking NE showing W and S faces of reinforced concrete frame building, located 4725 feet from zero at 206 degrees, which was destroyed by fire. Shanties have been erected on the inside. LS Pan L to R from atop building 59, Higashi Police Station, located 4050 feet from zero at 89 degrees. Panning from S to SW showing area of devastation on both E and W bank of Kyobashi River including buildings 112, 113, 31, 32, and 28. (slight edge fog) LS Pan SW to S from atop building 59 showing area of devastation N of building 31 and S of EW car line including buildings 48, 43, 41, 24, 23, 45, 47, and 50. LS Pan W to NW from atop building 59 showing built up area along main EW streetcar line. Military Headquarters buildings 39, 60, 61, and 62. LS Looking NS showing E and S faces of building 62. Reinforced concrete structure, which although only superficially damaged by blast, was completely gutted by fire. Construction of this house compares favorably with an American in the $1500-$2000 range. MC CU LS Series of three shots showing E face of building 62. LS Looking SW from a point approx. 600 feet from building 62 showing a cemetery in the foreground with the remains of a chirch and a portion of building 49 in the background. LS Same as above. LS Looking E at the W side of a pump house and a chemistry lab located NE corner of the main university building 32K. MCU Machine shop showing the equipment damaged by fire and exposed to the elements. CU A drill press and small planer in the machine shop. MLS A four-bay greenhouse situated NE of the center wing of the main university builsing 4675 feet from zero at 165 degrees. MLS Showing a portion of a light steel frame greenhouse whose structural frame was not affected by blast in as much as the glass shattered and permitted the blast to pass through the building. CU A series of glass planes, strengthened by chicken wire, showing the manner in which the glass shattered. MLS Showing the entrance to the main university building which was gutted by fire 4625 feet from zero at 166 degrees. CU A clock, whose face has almost been obscured by smoke, but whose hands mark the instant of the detonation of the first atomic bomb employed in warfare. The time according to the clock was 8:13. LS A transformer tower located 2250 feet from zero at 196 degrees looking N showing the S and E faces, which was effected by blast; all combustible material was consumed by fire. LS Looking N showing the S and E faces of building 15 located 2080 feet from zero at 193 degrees. This building was brick load bearing structure with a steel frame roof. LS Looking S interior of building 15 showing the effect of blast on load bearing walls and brickwork. Oil tanks can be seen in foreground. LS Looking S in the interior of building 15 showing a collapsed light steel frame roof and brick walls and the complete destruction of combustible debris by fire. MLS The W wall of building 15, the manner in which a brick load bearing wall fails. MLS Looking E showing steel power line supports which are adjacent to building 16 which have been damaged beyond repair by blast. MLS Moving shot onto building 12, located 625 feet from zero at 153 degrees, showing the E face and collapse of concrete frame. MS Same as above, closer shot pan L to R. MS Same as above. MS Pan L to R showing partially collapsed roof overhang on the S and E faces and SE corner of building 2 located 750 feet from zero at 346 degrees (expo OK, scene is ruined due to edge fog). MS Boom up brick debris and collapsed S wall of building 13 located 1126 feet from zero at 173 degrees. MLS Retake of above. MLS Looking E along the displaced N sidewalk of T bridge located 1000 feet from zero at 326 degrees, showing the buckling of reinforced concrete and the removal of waste asphalt slabs. LS A series of shots looking NE towards zero showing complete devastation. LS A series of shots showing all that remains of Japanese Field Artillery equipment located in the Japanese Military (F.A.) Compound of Hiroshima. MLS Pan L to R (W/NE) shows blast effect to buildings 23, 24, and 25. Building 25 is a two-story structure of reinforced concrete which was gutted by fire but superficially undamaged.