Truman's grandson hopes Obama will meet A-bomb survivors

Apr 14, 2016

Truman's grandson hopes Obama will meet A-bomb survivors

The eldest grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman, who ordered the 1945 atomic bombings of Japan, welcomed Wednesday the possibility of a visit by President Barack Obama to Hiroshima in May and expressed hope he will meet with survivors of the attacks. “I ...

Harry Truman's grandson backs possible Obama visit to Hiroshima

Apr 12, 2016

Harry Truman's grandson backs possible Obama visit to Hiroshima

A grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman, who authorized the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, says he supports a visit by President Barack Obama to the two cities. In a recent telephone interview, Clifton Truman Daniel said it would be “appropriate” ...

Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

Aug 5, 2015

Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors ...