Jack Ohman

August 3, 2014

Jack Ohman: My childhood spent hiding under the duck and covers

Former Army Air Corps Maj. Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk died last week. He was 93. Van Kirk was the navigator and last surviving crewman on board the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Without getting into the decision to drop the bomb, it reminded me how much the potential for nuclear war was a part of my childhood.

Jack Ohman

Editorial cartoonist, writer and Joe King’s alter ego

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