BOCKSCAR CREW (MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES W. SWEENEY) - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 251375
Sale Price $337.50
BOCK'S CAR CREW: CHARLES W. SWEENEY
The pilot of Bockscar draws his plane, adding his signature
Original Art Signed: "B-29 'Bock's Car'/Charles W. Sweeney/Commander Nagasaki/9 August '45", 10½x6¾ white board. The plane measures four inches in length. Major Charles W. Sweeney (1919-2004) was the pilot of Bock's Car, the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. The bombing, which came just three days after the Enola Gay, piloted by Sweeney's close friend, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, hastened the end of WWII. Japan surrendered August 15, 1945, V-J Day. Brigadier General Sweeney retired from the military in 1979. Fine condition.
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