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Past Vice President
AFA Chapter 143
Fort Wayne Indiana


Hiroshima & Nagasaki PROGRAM:
Atomic Bomb Damage Viewed From Above

1570 North Lafontaine Street ✈ Huntington, IN. 46750 - 1308 
(260) 414-5648



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Hiroshima & Nagasaki: A-Bomb Destruction Viewed from Above

Former Sgt. William E. Jones, 5th Air Force aerial photographer

Bill Jones served as an aerial photographer in the Army Air Corps during WWII. During the Occupation of Japan he took low altitude atomic bomb damage photographs of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Six 11x14 prints of those photographs are in many museums including four national museums: The National Atomic Museum, The National Museum of the United States Air Force, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and the National Military History Center. He also digitally scanned his 200 page WWII photo album which contains many items of historical significance including 32 views representing the best of the 80 atomic bomb aerials that he took. DVD's in tiff, ppt, and ppt7 are being sent to the national and other museum and library research facilities.

Jones served a four-year General Electric machinist-toolmaker apprenticeship concurrent with evening college engineering classes, graduation in September, 1951. He owned and operated his studio, Jones Photos, Columbia City, for 43 1/2 years, retiring as a Certified Professional (one of only 42 in Indiana) on December 31, 1992. He was a long time volunteer for the American Cancer Society delivering over 500 lectures on health issues in schools and many public venues. As a charter member of American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST), jointly funded by the U.S. Congress and American Cancer Society, he brought two sample smoking ordinances from a media conference in Washington D.C. to the Fort Wayne Indiana City Council. He then served for seven years as one of three advisors to four city council members writing the two smoking ordinances which passed June 9, 1998. He has given the atomic bomb lecture [[handwritten]] 276 [[/handwritten]] times as of [[handwritten]] 9/13/10 [[/handwritten]] 

1984-85 President, Professional Photographers of Indiana, Inc.
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