Impact of Dropping Atomic Bomb Greater Today than Four Decades Ago, According to Historian on Eve of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary; Hiroshima Day Brings Back a Flood of Memories for Kettering Resident


Feature leads for the media: The use of the atomic bomb split the scientific community, left the world fearful and marked the beginning of the Cold War, said John Heitmann, a historian of science and technology at the University of Dayton. As a high school student in Hiroshima during World War II, Kimie Payne, a secretary in UD’s biology department, vividly remembers the day the bomb was dropped. Even today, she becomes emotional when talking about her memories. “Some of my classmates were killed,” she said.