DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The only surviving member of the plane crew that dropped the first atomic bomb is scheduled to visit western Ohio for an air show this summer.
Dayton Air Show officials say visitors can meet Maj. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk during the annual event being held July 7 and 8. Van Kirk served as navigator for the "Enola Gay," the aircraft that bombed Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945 near the end of World War II.
Van Kirk worked in a crew that also flew several missions in Europe in the B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, which is known as the B-17 "Yankee Lady." Officials say the air show will include a display of one of those multi-engine bombers known for their ability to stay in the air after being attacked.