Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk was a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces, best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Upon the death of fellow crewman Morris Jeppson on March 30, , Van.
Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk, the navigator and last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the B Superfortress that dropped the atomic.
Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, , guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. The last surviving member of the Enola Gay’s member crew.
The crew of the B bomber Enola Gay (L-R) navigator Major Theodore Van Kirk, pilot Colonel Paul Tibbets and bombardier Major Thomas.