Photos released of Hiroshima after atomic bombing

Photos released of Hiroshima after atomic bombing

Newly discovered photos of Hiroshima after the atomic bombing were unveiled to the media on Tuesday. They include an image believed to have been taken from the airplane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum showed the media 10 photos out of about 2,100 that it gathered last year.

The museum sent staff to 3 facilities in the US, including the Library of Congress and sites related to the US military.

One picture of the mushroom cloud is believed to have been shot from the Enola Gay right after it dropped the bomb. The museum says it's the third photo it knows of that was taken from the aircraft.

There is also an aerial view of Hiroshima city taken in January 1946 bearing the signatures of 3 Enola Gay crew members. Ground zero is marked with a red dot. The photo is believed to have been shot for a survey of the damage caused by the bomb.

The images will be made public on the museum's data base.

Curator Ryo Koyama says there is an abundance of buried material waiting to be uncovered and that the museum will continue its efforts to place them on file.