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Chatham Community Library To Host "Hiroshima - The Accidental Witness" Program

Post Date:07/15/2019 11:23 AM

The Chatham County Library will host Chatham County resident and military historian Kenneth Samuelson as he presents "Hiroshima-The Accidental Witness"  on Tuesday August 6, at 6:00 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room.

On August 6th, 1945, there were three aircraft on the primary mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, including the Enola Gay, from which the atomic bomb was dropped. Samuelson's focus will be on the fourth aircraft in the vicinity of Hiroshima by accident, that day. It was the photo reconnaissance aircraft Sergeant John McGlohon, the assigned photographer, was in. McGlohon had the opportunity to take a picture directly down on on the southern docks of Hiroshima.shortly after the explosion.

Today, there are reputed to be only two living air crewmen who witnessed the explosion; one a member of the primary mission and the other. John McGlohon. August 6, 2019 is the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Come hear the account of how Samuelson and McGlohon proved McGlohon's aircraft.was accidentally in harm's way and survived that day. Asheboro native, Sergeant John McGlohon will be in attendance for the program.

This event is free and open to the public.

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