Beahan, Kermit

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Beahan, Kermit Gender: M
born on 9 August 1927
Place Joplin, Missouri, 37n05, 94w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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American pilot, the bombardier on the B-29 Great Artiste that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, the second dropped on Japan. It was estimated at 70,000 people were killed. It was Captain Beahan's 27th birthday that fated day, 8/09/1945. He took part in 40 missions over Europe, including the first B-17 raids. He said he would never apologize for the bombing as "it was the best way out of a hell of a mess."

He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1963 and worked for engineering and construction concerns. He died of cardiac arrest on 3/9/1989, a day after having prostate surgery, Houston TX.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 August 1945 (Flew plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki)
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  • Work : Retired 1963 (Retired a lieutenant colonel)
  • Health : Medical procedure 8 March 1989 at 12:00 noon in Houston, TX (Prostate surgery)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 9 March 1989 at 12:00 noon in Houston, TX (Age 61)
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  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Lieutenant colonel, Air Force)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Bombadier pilot)