Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies-- Part 1: (69th Anniversary of Hiroshima Today)

From the July 30, 2014, Wilmighton (NC) Star-News by AP.

The last surviving member of the crew of the bomber Enola Gay h dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age has died in Georgia.  Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch" died Monday, July 28th at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, at age 93.

During the war,VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but this single one on August 6, 1945, was the one that secured his place in world history.

Actually, today is the 69th anniversary of that day.

A Hero.  --GreGen


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