Last survivor of air crew that dropped bomb on Hiroshima dies

Last survivor of air crew that dropped bomb on Hiroshima dies

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., July 30 (UPI) --Theodore Van Kirk, navigator of the B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the last survivor of the crew, has died at 93.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
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Harold Agnew, key figure in U.S. nuclear history, dies at 92

SOLANO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harold Agnew, a key figure of the nuclear age who helped design the atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, has died, his family said. He was 92.

Dayton Air Show drops Hiroshima bombing re-enactment

DAYTON, Ohio, April 18 (UPI) -- The Vectren Dayton Air Show in Ohio has dropped plans to stage a re-enactment of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
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Morris R. Jeppson, who armed A-bomb, dies

LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- Morris R. Jeppson, a weapons specialist who armed the atomic bomb aboard the Enola Gay as it headed for Hiroshima, died at the age of 87, his family said.
Galveston storefronts on endangered list

Galveston storefronts on endangered list

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Texas storefronts slammed by Hurricane Ike are among America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation said Tuesday.

Paul Tibbets, pilot of A-bomb plane, dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Paul Tibbets Jr., who flew the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, died Thursday in his Columbus, Ohio, home at age 92.

Turbulence as public meets Enola Gay

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- It is the only plane in the Smithsonian Institution's collection used to kill more than 100,000 people by dropping a single bomb. And, to be sure, it was also a

Smithsonian extends its reach

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Not far from the runways of Dulles International Airport, where roaring jetliners come and go, a very different fleet of aircraft sits mute and unmoving. They d
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Feature: Replica recreates Wright flight

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ken Kurincic says flying the replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer he and his friends built in a suburban woodworking shop over the past two years is easier than eit

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A leading Iraqi opposition figure told UPI Hears that he has protested to Washington at being left out of Friday's talks between Bush administration officials a

Atomic bomb city mayor hits U.S. policy

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Atomic bomb city mayor hits U.S. policies
Enola Gay
The ground crew of the B-29 "Enola Gay" which atom-bombed Hiroshima, Japan. Col. Paul W. Tibbets, the pilot is the center. Photographed on Marianas Islands in Guam. The entire Enola Gay's flying crew on August 6, 1945 consisted of twelve men: Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. – aircraft commander, Captain Robert A. Lewis – co-pilot and Enola Gay's assigned aircraft commander, Major Thomas Ferebee – bombardier, Captain Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk – navigator, U.S. Navy Captain William S. "Deak" Parsons – weaponeer and bomb commander, Lieutenant Jacob Beser – radar countermeasures (also the only man to fly on both nuclear bombing aircraft), Second Lieutenant Morris R. Jeppson – assistant weaponeer, Technical Sergeant George R. "Bob" Caron – tail gunner, Technical Sergeant Wyatt E. Duzenberry, flight engineer, Sergeant Joe S. Stiborik – radar, Sergeant Robert H. Shumard – assistant flight engineer, and Private First Class Richard M. Nelson – radio operator. (UPI Photo/USAF/Files)
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