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Frontiers of Flight Museum Presents Sole Surviving Crew Member of the Enola Gay

Shortly after the 68th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Frontiers of Flight Museum presents a special program with Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m.  At 91, Van Kirk is the sole surviving crew member of the Enola Gay – the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.  The event will be held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., in the Hamilton Family Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the museum's 2013 Fall Program Series which marks the anniversaries of three significant events in American History: the flight of the Enola Gay, the Apollo 7 Mission and the Kennedy Assassination. Visit:

“Dutch” was the navigator of the Enola Gay—the Boeing B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 68 years ago, hastening the end of World War II. He will speak about training for the Hiroshima mission, the end of World War II, and his experiences with Paul Tibbetts—the Enola Gay’s pilot and his commanding officer in both Europe and the Pacific.

Read a short biography and book review.

Following the presentation, Dutch will be available to sign copies of his book My True Course with his biographer Suzanne Simon Dietz.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013