ENOLA GAY CREW - BOOK SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK), BOCKSCAR CREW (CHARLES DONALD ALBURY), BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED OLIVI), BOCK'S CAR CREW (FRED BOCK), BOCKSCAR CREW (MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES W. SWEENEY), ENOLA GAY CREW (RICHARD H. NELSON), ENOLA GAY CREW (MORRIS JEPPSON), BOCK'S CAR CREW (JOHN KUHAREK), HAROLD M. AGNEW, BOCK'S CAR CREW , ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS), ENOLA GAY CREW (COLONEL THOMAS W. FEREBEE), HUGH G. FERGUSON, LAWRENCE H. JOHNSON - HFSID 286823
Sale Price $1,912.50
ENOLA GAY CREW and BOCK'S CAR CREW
Spiral-bound, 128 page book prepared for the 50th anniversary of the 509th Bombardment Group, signed by 13 crewmen of the planes which dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. All have added their duty assignments to their signatures.
Book signed: "Lawrence H. Johnston/Scientific Observer/Great Artiste/July 16, Aug 6, Aug 9/1945", "Harold M. Agnew/Scientific Observer/6 August 1945/Lt. Fred J. Olivi/Co-Pilot B-29/'Bock's Car'/Nagasaki Mission/9 August 1945", "Tom Ferebee/Bombardier Enola Gay/6 Aug. 1945", "Don Albury/Aircraft Commander/509th Comp. Grp./393rd Bomb. Sqdn", "John Kuharek/Flight Engineer", "Morris Jeppson/Weapon Test Officer/Enola Gay 6 Aug. 1945Hiroshima", "Charles W. Sweeney/Commander - Nagasaki 8/9/45", "Theodore Van Kirk/Navigator/Enola Gay/6 Aug. 1945", "Paul Tibbets, Pilot/6 Aug. 45", "Richard H. Nelson/Radio Operator/Enola Gay/Aug. 6 1945", "Hugh Ferguson/Pilot, Bockscar Crew C-13/The Great Artiste 9 Aug 45" and "Frederick Bock/Airplane Commander/509th Composite Group". In all 13 signatures. 128 pages, 8½x11. Commemorative Booklet, 509th Composite Group, 50th Reunion. Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 5-10, 1995. Revised and corrected, 1997, Frederick Bock, Editor. The 509th Composite Group based on Tinian Island, in the Pacific, in the closing stages of World War II, trained for - and conducted - the only atomic bombardments employed to date in war. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) were the targets. As many as 250,000 Japanese may have died in the raids, half of those on the first day, but Japan surrendered on August 15, avoiding the planned US invasion which was projected to cost even more US and Japanese lives. Top and bottom left corners lightly creased and chipped. Otherwise fine condition.
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