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Theodore Van Kirk
Enola-Gay-Crew.jpg
Nickname(s) 'Dutch'
Born (1921-02-27)February 27, 1921
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Died July 28, 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 93)
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
Years of service 1941–1946
Rank Major
Unit
  • 97th Bomb Group
  • 509th Bomb Wing
Battles/wars World War II
Awards

Theodore Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014) was an American military personal. He was the navigator of the United States Army Air Forces.

He was best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when they dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Van Kirk was the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew.

Van Kirk died on July 28, 2014 in Stone Mountain, Georgia from natural causes, aged 93.


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