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Flight of the Enola Gay

Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk was the navigator of the bomber plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.

Flight of the Enola Gay

On August 6th 1945, an atomic bomb on Hiroshima changed the lives of millions forever.

The bomber plane that dropped that bomb was the 'Enola Gay' and its crew were Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk - Navigator; Paul Tibbits - Pilot; and Tom Ferbie - Bombardier. All three had worked together on previous expeditions to Europe.

Has time changed anything for the crew? Did they really know what they were doing? They felt it was the bomb that ended the war and despite all rumours - all the crew remained sane.

Presented and produced by Colm Keane.

First broadcast August 1995.

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.

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