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RIP Gay Navigator

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk, the navigator and last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the last days of World War II, died on Monday in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    i saw what you done there

  3. Colton

    Colton Active Member


    Adddendum -- Stone Mountain, Ga... where Jake "The Snake" Roberts hailed, if I recall my wrestling fanboi looser days correctly.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    There's a very good chance dropping the bombs saved my father's life. And thus made mine possible. RIP.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I was actually looking something up about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and considering the number of POWs held throughout the country (particularly near larger cities), it is amazing how few POWs died in the bombings. It's probably a story nobody is rushing to tell since there were allied deaths (though far fewer than one beach landing, let alone hitting the main island) but there was great care taken into limiting exposure.
  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    And the immortal Kenneth Ellen Parcell.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's a hell of a pinpoint operation, it's a hell of a pinpoint operation.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There was another thing I read in that after the bombs were dropped, several POWs who,had survived were taken by angry Japanese citizens and stoned to death.
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