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The day the bomb fell

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on August 6, 2013 1:46 PM

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The bomb dropped on Hiroshima Aug. 6, 1945, fell from the Enola Gay, seen above. Wayne County resident and former World War II prisoner of war Hugh Howard was friends with Tom Ferebee, the bombardier who helped the aircraft's crew make history.

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Tom Ferebee

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Hugh Howard

A man pulls his car off a country road and breaks down. He still can't believe the news that has just been delivered over his radio -- that a U.S. aircraft had, moments earlier, dropped a bomb on Hiroshima; that...

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