AUTHORDietz, Suzanne Simon
TITLEMy True Course: Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima
PUBLISHERRed Gremlin Press LLC
CITYLawrenceville, GA
DATE PUBLISHED2012
ISBN978-0-692-01676-3


The author provides an intimate, engaging biography of Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, the navigator for the mission to Hiroshima. Integrating personal letters, official documents, and excerpts from bombing mission logs in Europe and the Pacific, the engaging narrative follows Van Kirk from his initial army air force training through European combat missions to Hiroshima. The story includes information about Van Kirk's boyhood and family as well. Through vivid description and detail, the book offers a first hand perspective on the life of a young aviator flying dangerous combat missions, including the one that delivered the atomic bomb.


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