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Last Enola Gay crew member dies

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk, 93, passed away Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft dropped "Little Boy," the world's first atomic bomb, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. Three days later, 80,000 died in Nagasaki in a second bombing.

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