ASHEBORO — The N.C. Museum and Hall of Fame, 2222 Pilots View Road, Asheboro, will hold its annual dinner and program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Kenneth Samuelson, military oral historian, will speak on Hiroshima about proof of the accidental witness to the bomb. Barbecue plates will be sold for $8 each.
Three aircraft were part of the primary mission to drop the bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945: “Enola Gay,” the “Great Artiste” and “Necessary Evil.” Due to miscommunication, there was another aircraft near Hiroshima that day. It was the aircraft Asheboro resident and Ken Samuelson’s friend, John McGlohon, was in. He was assigned as photographer.
There are two living United States air crewmen who witnessed the atomic bomb explosion on Aug. 6, 1945. One is a member of the primary mission; the other is McGlohon. McGlohon had been giving talks relating to the events of that day for years with no written proof of the participation of the aircraft he was aboard.
Come hear the modern “detective story” of how Ken Samuelson with McGlohon’s assistance proved that McGlohon was there that day.
There is limited seating, so reserve early. RSVPs are needed for food requirements.