Theodore J Van KirkMilitary
Personal collection of Bethany S. Huber, daughter of Herman S. Haag
Flew many missions with Paul Tibbets in 'The Red Gremlin' and was picked by him to navigate the atom bomb drop on Hiroshima
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NARA files verified Silver Star for 6 August 1945 mission to Hiroshima and Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters for combat flights in the 12th Air Force and the NW African Strategic Air Force in 1942 and 1943.
Personal collection of Bethany S. Huber, daughter of Herman S. Haag (top turret gunner and engineer of B-17 41-24444, the Red Gremlin)