Skip to main content

ARMED FORCES DAY: Vet recalls Nagasaki bombing

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A few weeks ago, April 8 to be exact, Whitley County resident and long-time farmer, Bill Barney observed his 90th birthday — that in itself is worth celebrating.

However, when you talk to Barney, it’s not so much about birthday celebrations and farm life that he details with precision, but rather, the events that took place 68 years ago — the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan Aug. 9, 1945, and the eventual end to World War II.

As a soldier in his early 20s, Barney was one of nine crewmen who participated in the Nagasaki mission.

Today, he is the only surviving member of the nine- man crew.

To read the rest of this story, see the May 18-19 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s volleyball teams are gearing up for the postseason, which begins...
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for...
LIGONIER — Temperatures in the low 40s, wind gusts to 30 miles per hour and a spitting mist — all...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes