The first thing Gackenbach saw was a blinding light and then the start of a mushroom cloud. Rowe, Jr. Luis Alvarez. The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. United States Department of Energy. Robert E. He continued:
John H. BallietCpl. There were three strike planes that flew over Hiroshima that day:
It was his first and last mission of the war.