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Charles Donald Albury
Birth: Oct. 12, 1920
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Death: May 23, 2009
Orlando
Orange County
Florida, USA

United States World War II Aviator. He was the co-pilot of the B-29 Superfortress bomber "Bockscar" that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945 during World War II. The 10,200-pound explosive, nicknamed "Fat Man", instantly killed an estimated 40,000 people. Another 35,000 died from injuries and radiation sickness. Japan surrendered five days later. A United States Army Air Corps Captain when he participated in that famous mission, he also witnessed the first atomic blast over Hiroshima a few days earlier, as a pilot on a support plane "The Artiste" that measured the magnitude of the blast and levels of radioactivity. Following the war, he flew planes for Eastern Airlines and eventually co-managed Eastern's Airbus A-300 training program before retiring in 1980. He was the last surviving crew member to have seen both atomic blasts. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Miami Memorial Park Cemetery
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37941540
Charles Donald Albury
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Charles Donald Albury
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Charles Donald Albury
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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- Undertaker 61
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014
Happy Heavenly Birthday and rest in eternal peace.
- sjm
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014

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 Added: May. 26, 2014
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