|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 2010|
Military Figure. He served as a weapon's test officer and specialist on board the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. He served in the United States military from 1943 to 1946, attending Air Force training schools at Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before being assigned to the atomic bomb development and testing facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He flew his first and only combat mission on the morning of August 6, 1945, responsible for arming the atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" in flight. Following the war he attended graduate school at the University of California in Berkeley. After completing graduate school he worked for several high tech companies and as a consultant to the United States Department of Energy. At the time of his death, he was the next to last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Nevada Desert.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50868832
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