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    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk Inscribed Photograph of Hiroshima Destruction. "Dutch Van Kirk". A glossy, 14" x 11" print of Hiroshima leveled by atomic destruction, inscribed and signed in blue ink: "We dropped Little Boy at 9:15 AM Tinian time aimed at the Aioi bridge in Hiroshima. The bomb exploded 45 seconds later about 1800 feet above the ground. Shortly thereafter the shockwaves hit the plane measured at 3Gs. The city was devastated and casualties large. Although we had dropped leaflets warning their leaders of a Rain of Ruin from the air, the bomb saved the lives of many Japanese and Americans who would have been killed in the scheduled invasion of Japan. War is hell."

    Condition: Photograph is slightly blurry from pixelation.

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    April, 2016
    5th Tuesday
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