Theodore Van Kirk

Theodore Jerome "Dutch" Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014) was a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces, best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Upon the death of fellow crewman Morris Jeppson on March 30, 2010, Van Kirk became the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew.[1]

Theodore J. Van Kirk
Van Kirk (left) with Tibbets, and Ferebee, 6 August 1945
Nickname(s)"Dutch", "Ted"
Born(1921-02-27)February 27, 1921
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJuly 28, 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 93)
Stone Mountain, Georgia, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1941–1946
RankMajor
Unit
Battles/warsWorld War II
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