ENOLA GAY CREW - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 11/19/1990 CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK), ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS), ENOLA GAY CREW (COLONEL THOMAS W. FEREBEE) - HFSID 269558
ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS, THEODORE VAN KIRK and THOMAS FEREBEE Shown in uniform, standing on the runway in front of their aircraft Photograph signed: "Theodore J Van Kirk/Navigator", "Paul W.
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ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS, THEODORE VAN KIRK and THOMAS FEREBEE
Shown in uniform, standing on the runway in front of their aircraft
Photograph signed: "Theodore J Van Kirk/Navigator", "Paul W. Tibbets/Pilot" and "Thomas W Ferebee/Bombardier 11-19-90". B/w, 10x8. The signers are pictured next to the Enola Gay, the modified B-29 that dropped the world's first atomic bomb used in war. Colonel PAUL W. TIBBETS, JR. was the pilot, Major THOMAS W. FEREBEE was the bombardier and Captain THEODORE VAN KIRK (1921-2014) was the navigator on the historic flight that lifted off from Tinian Island at 2:45 A.M. on August 6, 1945. At 17 seconds past 8:15 a.m., "Little Boy", a 9,000-pound uranium-235 core-fissionable atomic bomb was released over Hiroshima, Japan. Forty-three seconds later, after the bomb detonated at 1,890 feet, the city was decimated; 71,000 were killed or assumed dead, 68,000 were injured and 60,000 buildings were destroyed. The bombing hastened the end of WWII and changed the course of warfare forever. Image slightly grainy. Lightly creased at upper right blank corner and at background. Fine condition.
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