AUTHORHuie, William Bradford
TITLEThe Hiroshima Pilot: The Case of Major Claude Eatherly
PUBLISHERG.P. Putnam's Sons
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1964
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This book tells the saga of Claude Eatherly, the pilot who radioed the all-clear message to the Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After the war, Eatherly blamed himself for the deaths of 100,000 people and sought psychiatric care. The author explains how Eatherly was in and out of mental hospitals and jails after committing a plethora of bizarre crimes in the hopes that society would punish him for his horrendous act. The author describes Eatherly’s various roles as “a pilot in the service of his country, a holdup man, a mental patient, and ... a symbol of mass guilt” (book jacket).


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