loading..

ENOLA GAY CREW - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON), ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - HFSID 172964

ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS and GEORGE CARON The pilot and tail gunner on the historic mission sign a photo of the mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima, a photograph taken by Caron. Photograph signed: "George R. Caron/Hiroshima 8/6/45", "Col. Paul W. Tibbets - Pilot/Enola Gay 8/6/45". B/w, 8x10. PAUL W.

Sale Price $396.00

Reg. $440.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS and GEORGE CARON
The pilot and tail gunner on the historic mission sign a photo of the mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima, a photograph taken by Caron.
Photograph signed: "George R. Caron/Hiroshima 8/6/45", "Col. Paul W. Tibbets - Pilot/Enola Gay 8/6/45". B/w, 8x10. PAUL W. TIBBETS (1915-2007) was the pilot and GEORGE R. CARON (1919-1995), the tail-gunner, of the Enola Gay (named after Tibbets' mother). On the morning of August 6, 1945, the specially modified B-29 bomber Enola Gay (named after Tibbets' mother) lifted off from Tinian Island; its special payload: "Little Boy," a 9,000 pound uranium-235 core-fissionable atomic bomb. At 8:16 a.m., the bomb (which descended from the plane by parachute) exploded 1,890 feet over Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. Over 78,000 people were killed by the searing heat and gamma rays, and the city, which had been home to a garrison of 150,000 Japanese troops, was virtually destroyed. This action, and the dropping of another atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki three days later, was credited with hastening the end of World War II. Seated in the rear of the B-29, Caron was the first to see the mushroom cloud. He had been given a camera at the last moment, and snapped a roll of photographs as the mushroom cloud ascended. His photographs of the explosion were printed on millions of leaflets that were dropped over Japan the next day. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response