Theodore Van Kirk, Last Survivor of Enola Gay’s Crew, Dies


The last crew member of the Enola Gay—the bomber which infamously dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of WWII—has died in Georgia, NBC News reported. Theodore Van Kirk, died Monday of natural causes at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain at the age of 93, a manager there told NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA. "I know he was recognized as a war hero, but we just knew him as a great father," Kirk's son said in a telephone interview with the AP on Tuesday.

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