" the bomb was dropped on target. It was probably the most important moment of the war. 43 seconds later, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, destroying the city and ushering in the dawn of the Nuclear Age.."
Category: World War II
Item Number: 10757
atomic bomb Van Kirk
Navigator on the "Enola Gay", the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. Amazing Atomic Bomb content Typed Letter Signed, with some handwritten corrections. This letter has important details of the events from one of crew members that dropped the bomb. 1 page, in part "...The selected target became Hiroshima...This specific uranium-235 atomic bomb had never been tested. .no atomic bomb had ever been dropped from a plane. Approximately 30 minutes into the flight the bomb was armed. .., I placed the B-29 over target within seventeen seconds of the scheduled drop time of 0915. The Atomic bomb was dropped. Ground zero was set at 1,980 feet. At 0915 hours, the bomb was dropped on target. It was probably the most important moment of the war. Forty three seconds later, the atomic bomb called 'Little Boy' exploded over Hiroshima, destroying the city and ushering in the dawn of the Nuclear Age." Signed and corrected in blue "Theodore J 'Dutch' Van Kirk". In excellent condition.