BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI) - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 295930
FRED J. OLIVI The Bock's Car co-pilot signed this commemorative envelope honoring the Battle of Iwo Jima Commemorative Envelope signed: "Fred J. Olivi Lt.
Sale Price $162.00
FRED J. OLIVI The Bock's Car co-pilot signed this commemorative envelope honoring the Battle of Iwo Jima Commemorative Envelope signed: "Fred J. Olivi Lt. Col/ USAF Res/ Co-pilot on B-29/ "Bockscar" -2nd Atomic/ Bomb Dropped on August/ 9, 1945 - Nagasaki, Japan. 6½x3¾, honoring the Battle of Iwo Jima, postmarked Iwo Jima, June 6, 1979, 15-cent U.S. Stamp affixed. 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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