ENOLA GAY CREW - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK), ENOLA GAY CREW (JACOB BESER), ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON), ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS), ENOLA GAY CREW (COLONEL THOMAS W. FEREBEE) - HFSID 276385
ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL W. TIBBETS, TOM FEREBEE, GEORGE R. CARON, THEODORE "DUTCH" VAN KIRK and JACOB BESER Photograph of the Enola Gay signed by her pilot and four crew members who participated in the historic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.
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ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL W. TIBBETS, TOM FEREBEE, GEORGE R. CARON, THEODORE "DUTCH" VAN KIRK and JACOB BESER
Photograph of the Enola Gay signed by her pilot and four crew members who participated in the historic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.
Photograph signed: "Paul Tibbets/Pilot", "Tom Ferebee/Bombardier", "George R. Caron/Tail Gunner", "Theodore J 'Dutch' Van Kirk/Navigator/8-6-45" and "Jacob Beser". B/w, 8x9¾. The Enola Gay, a modified B-29, 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, Staff Sergeant GEORGE R. CARON was the tail gunner 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 nature of warfare forever. Lieutenant JACOB BESER was the radar countermeasures officer on both the Enola Gay and Bock's Car, which dropped the second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Slightly creased at upper right blank edge. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine condition.
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