A-bomb drawings


Code SG-0427
Creator Minoru Ozaki
Age at the time of bombing 13
Donator Minoru Ozaki
Date of the scene 1945/8/6
Distance from hypocenter (m) 1,700
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Dimension (cm) 38×27
Caption Approach of the Grummans and spark of sunlight
Drawn by Minoru Ozaki
August 6, 1945, around 8:15 a.m.
1,700m from the hypocenter At the east end of the Minami-ohashi Bridge
[Notes from the artist]
After the bombing, two Grummans (U.S. fighter planes) appeared and fearing harm, I fled to the river. When I looked at the sky to see if the planes were still there, I noticed a ray (of sunlight) shine down on a bridge railing. A short time later, flames arose from the spot.
*The artist learned later that those planes weren’t Grummans but Japanese fighter planes.

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