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Van Kirk, Theodore

On 6 August 1945 the crew of the “Enola Gay” dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk was the navigator on this historic mission. Van Kirk joined the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program in October 1941. On...

Tibbets, Paul W.

Paul W. Tibbets is a World War II bomber pilot of unparalleled fame. Born in 1915 in Quincy, Illinois, he had his first bombing experience at age 12 by dropping candy bars by parachute out of the back seat of a Waco 9 biplane over the Hialeah racetrack. He joined the...