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Aircrew who dropped the first atomic bomb. The officers and enlisted men who crewed the B-29 bomber Enola Gay during the first atomic bomb mission on Hiroshima, Japan, on 6 August 1945. The crew members are (standing, left to right): Major Thomas Ferebee (bombardier), Major Theodore Van Kirk (navigator), Colonel Paul Tibbets (pilot), Captain Robert Lewis (co-pilot); (kneeling, left to right): Staff Sergeant George Caron (tail gunner), Sergeant Joe Stiborik (radar operator), Staff Sergeant Wyatt Duzenbury (flight engineer), Private First Class Richard Nelson (radio operator) and Sergeant Robert Shumard (assistant engineer).
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