McGlohon from Asheboro, a photographer flying in a B-29 attached to the 8th Air Force, along with ten other crewmen, did not receive the order to stay away from Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. They witnessed the Enola Gay going in the opposite direction from them and the sudden bright flash from below. Then they were over the city and McGlohon took his unique photo from directly above the rising mushroom cloud. However, for the next forty years no one believed his story because his plane wasn't supposed to be there. Finally, Ken Samuelson researched and found the proof of McGlohon's historic photo.