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Final member of atom bomb crew on Enola Gay dies at 93

By Associated Press in Atlanta, Georgia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-31 06:58:46

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern US state of Georgia.

Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch", died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93.

Final member of atom bomb crew on Enola Gay dies at 93

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