BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI) - HAND/FOOT PRINT OR SKETCH SIGNED - HFSID 288389
FRED OLIVI Copilot on Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki sketches his left hand. Hand Sketch signed: "509th Composite Group/ 393rd Bomb Squadron/ Fred J.
Sale Price $323.00
FRED OLIVI Copilot on Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki sketches his left hand. Hand Sketch signed: "509th Composite Group/ 393rd Bomb Squadron/ Fred J. Oliver/ LTC USAF (Ret)/ Co-pilot B-29/ "Bocks car"/ Nagasaki Mission/ 9 August, 1945/ North field/ Tinion Island/ Mariana's Group/ South pacific" 7½x10. Black ink tracing of his left hand. 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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