Van Kirk writes his eyewitness account of the Bombing of Hiroshima on a Photo: The bomb fell away from the aircraft at 0915:17 Tinian time. It hit right on target on the Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima.. was covered with smoke
Category: World War II
Item Number: 12745
Atomic bomb Van Kirk
Navigator on the "Enola Gay", the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. Signed Photo, 8 1/2 x 11 ", black and white photo of a few foundations and burnt trees after the devastation on Hiroshima. Inscribed with a historical note by Dutch Van Kirk giving justifications for use of the bomb over Hiroshima: "The bomb fell away from the aircraft at 0915:17 Tinian time. It hit right on target on the Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima..The first thing we saw was a big white cloud. Hiroshima was covered with smoke and dust. We knew it was going to cause tremendous damage, but ended the war by using the Bomb. -Theodore J. 'Dutch' Van Kirk , Navigator-Enola Gay , 6 Aug 1945." In excellent condition.