Working with the Greatest Generation

By August 2, 2014News

January 30, 2014

Working with the Greatest Generation has its perks.  While visiting Park Springs at Stone Mountain, I had the pleasure to teach and meet “Dutch” Van Kirk – the navigator of the Enola Gay!!

Dutch Van Kirk

Dutch Van Kirk

Update on August 2nd, 2014:

The last surviving member, navigator Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, has died in an Atlanta retirement home at age 93, reports WXIA. Van Kirk was 24 when he helped direct the “Little Boy” bomb onto the Japanese city on Aug. 6, 1945, killing 140,000.  Though Van Kirk said years later that he felt the bomb was necessary to defeat Japan, he also told the AP in 2005 that he wished nuclear weapons would be abolished.

Read more about Dutch by clicking on this link.

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