BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI) - HAND/FOOT PRINT OR SKETCH SIGNED - HFSID 288390
The co-pilot on Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, sketched his left hand and penned his signature on this sheet of paper.
Sale Price $306.00
FRED J. OLIVI The co-pilot on Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, sketched his left hand and penned his signature on this sheet of paper. Hand Sketch signed: "Fred J. Oliver/ Co-pilot B-29/ "Bocks car"/ Nagasaki Miss-ion/ 9 August, 1945 "in red felt tip, 7½x10. Red felt tip 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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