BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED BOCK) - NEWSPAPER ARTICLE SIGNED - HFSID 167666
BOCK'S CAR The world is told of the "Los Alamos Secret". Reproduction signed: "Fred Bock", 8½x11. Reproduction of the front page of the "Santa Fe New Mexican", August 6, 1945. Headline: "Los Alamos Secret Disclosed by Truman/ATOMIC BOMBS DROP ON JAPAN".
Sale Price $180.00
The world is told of the "Los Alamos Secret".
Reproduction signed: "Fred Bock", 8½x11. Reproduction of the front page of the "Santa Fe New Mexican", August 6, 1945. Headline: "Los Alamos Secret Disclosed by Truman/ATOMIC BOMBS DROP ON JAPAN". The reproduction is of such a fine quality that every word can be read. The Associated Press article begins: "The U.S. Army Air Force has released on the Japanese an atomic bomb containing more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It produces more than 2,000 times the blast of the largest bomb ever used before...." A local article is headlined: "Deadliest Weapons in/World's History Made/In Santa Fe Vicinity". FRED BOCK (1918-2000) was the pilot of Bock's Car, the B-29 named for him. For the flight over Nagasaki, Captain Bock and Major Charles Sweeney switched planes. Bock piloted The Great Artiste, which was used to measure and photograph the explosion. He rose to the rank of Major and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Lightly creased. Light 3-inch diagonal crease touches the "Fr". Fine condition.
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