BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 277500
BOCK'S CAR CREW: FRED J. OLIVI Color photograph of the nose and nose art of Bock's Car, the second plane to drop an atomic bomb on Japan, signed by the co-pilot Annotated photograph signed: "Lt. Fred J Olivi/ Co-pilot".
Sale Price $288.00
BOCK'S CAR CREW: FRED J. OLIVI Color photograph of the nose and nose art of Bock's Car, the second plane to drop an atomic bomb on Japan, signed by the co-pilot Annotated photograph signed: "Lt. Fred J Olivi/ Co-pilot". Color, 4¾x3½. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant just a year earlier, Fred J. Olivi (1921-2004) was the co-pilot on Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the world's second and last atomic bomb used in war on Nagasaki, Japan on Aug. 9, 1945, hastening the end of WWII. Japan officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945, V-J Day. Olivi left the military in 1947 and was hired by as a draftsman with the city bridge commission in Chicago, Illinois, rising to manager of bridge operations and maintenance until his retirement in 1986. He also wrote a book on the Nagasaki raid, Decision At Nagasaki: The Mission That Almost Failed (1999). Fine condition.
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