BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI) - PHOTOCOPY SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 175183
FRED J. OLIVI The co-pilot of Bock's Car, the plane that dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, signed this copy of the final report of the mission Photocopy signed: "Lt. Fred J.
Sale Price $144.00
FRED J. OLIVI The co-pilot of Bock's Car, the plane that dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, signed this copy of the final report of the mission Photocopy signed: "Lt. Fred J. Olivi/ Copilot - 'Bockscar'/ Nagasaki, Japan 9 August, 1945", 2p, 8½x11. The "Final Report" of "Mission No. 16 Date 9 Aug 1945 Target Attacked: Nagasaki" issued by Headquarters 509th Composite Group. In Part: "Bomb hit approximately 500 feet so. of Mitsubishi Plant…." Signed by Olivi at the conclusion. 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). Staple holes at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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