BOCK'S CAR CREW - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: BOCKSCAR CREW (CHARLES DONALD ALBURY), BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI), BOCK'S CAR CREW (KERMIT K. BEAHAN), BOCK'S CAR CREW (JOHN KUHAREK), BOCK'S CAR CREW (RAYMOND GALLAGHER), BOCK'S CAR CREW (JAMES F. VANPELT), ENOLA GAY CREW (JACOB BESER) - HFSID 179344
ATOMIC BOMB: BOCK'S CAR CREW The Bock's Car crew signs a black and white publicity photograph. Photograph signed: "Capt. C.D. Albury/Pilot/Nagasaki/Aug. 9, 1945", "Lt. F.J. Olivi/Co-pilot", "Capt. Kermit Beahan/Bombardier", "Capt. James F. Van Pelt/Navigator", "John D. Kuharek", "Sgt.
Sale Price $850.00
ATOMIC BOMB: BOCK'S CAR CREW
The Bock's Car crew signs a black and white publicity photograph.
Photograph signed: "Capt. C.D. Albury/Pilot/Nagasaki/Aug. 9, 1945", "Lt. F.J. Olivi/Co-pilot", "Capt. Kermit Beahan/Bombardier", "Capt. James F. Van Pelt/Navigator", "John D. Kuharek", "Sgt. Ray Gallagher" and "Jacob Beser RCM Observer". B/w, 10x8. Signed by seven crew members of Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the world's second and last atomic bomb used in war on Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945. At 3:47 A.M. on August 9, 1945, Bock's Car took off from Tinian Island with the atomic bomb nicknamed Fat Man aboard. The target was Kokura Arsenal. At 10:44 A.M., the B-29 arrived at Kokura but found it covered by haze; the aim point could not be seen. Bock's Car then headed for Nagasaki, the secondary target in range. Upon arriving at Nagasaki, Bock's Car had enough fuel for only one pass over the city, even with an emergency landing at Okinawa if necessary. Nagasaki was covered with clouds but one gap allowed a drop several miles from the intended aim point. At 11:02 A.M. Nagasaki time, Fat Man exploded at 1,950 feet near the perimeter of the city, scoring a direct hit on the Mitsubishi Steel and Arm Works. The Japanese surrendered six days later, August 15, 1945, V-J Day. The dropping of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki hastened the end of WWII and made an invasion of Japan unnecessary, thereby saving the lives of countless American soldiers. Fine condition.
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