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Accidental witness: historian to recount McGlohon’s A-bomb experience in Asheboro library talk

Accidental witness: historian to recount McGlohon’s A-bomb experience in Asheboro library talk

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John McGlohon speaks to a crowd at the Asheboro Public Library about his experience photographing the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WWII. Aug 11th 2016. [Scott Pelkey/Acme News - Archive Photo] ASHEBORO N.C. – Next month, the Randolph County Public Library will be hosting historian Ken Samuelson who will share the story of how McGlohon accidentally captured images of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the fight after the war to vindicate his accounts. Former Asheboro Fire Chief John McGlohon served as an aerial reconnaissance photographer in World War II where he snapped images of the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima. The B-29 bombers assigned to photograph and study the Hiroshima mission were given orders to stay at least fifty miles away from the city, but miscommunicati...