Crew of the Bock's Car
On August 9, 1945, the Bock's Car dropped an atomic bomb (the "Fat Man") on Nagasaki, instantly killing tens of thousands of people. This marked only the second time in history that the atomic bomb had been used.
The plane was named after its Frederick Bock, the plane's commander. However, on the day of the Nagasaki bombing, Bock switched planes with Charles W. Sweeney, whose regular plane was The Great Artiste.
|Major Charles Sweeney||Commander|
|First Lieutenant Charles Albury||Co-Pilot|
|Captain James Van Pelt, Jr.||Navigator|
|Captain Kermit Beahan||Bombardier|
|Lieutenant Jacob Beser||Electronic Countermeasures|
|Staff Sergeant Ed Buckly||Radar Operator|
|Sergeant Abe Spitzer||Radio Operator|
|Master Sergeant John Kuharek||Flight Engineer|
|Sergeant Raymond Gallagher||Asst. Flight Engineer|
|Staff Sergeant Albert Dehart||Tail Gunner|
|Commander Frederick Ashworth||Weaponeer|
|2nd Lieutenant Fred Olivi||Third Pilot|