ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1992 - HFSID 303254
ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON The Enola Gay crewmember handwrites a letter to a friend discussing being unable to attend the Enola Gay reunion due to finances Autograph Letter Signed: "George". 3 pages, 6x9. Denver, Colorado. 1992, January 18. Accompanied with a handwritten envelope.
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ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON
The Enola Gay crewmember handwrites a letter to a friend discussing being unable to attend the Enola Gay reunion due to finances
Autograph Letter Signed: "George". 3 pages, 6x9. Denver, Colorado. 1992, January 18. Accompanied with a handwritten envelope. To "Dear Barry", in full: "I have 2 letters of yours to answer. Sorry for the delay but I got way behind during the holidays. I get a lot of correspondence and it is a chore to keep up with it. Sometimes I just let it pile up and then have to get off my dead ass and get busy. I'm sorry business is so slow for you but as you said the whole country is in sad shape. I wish I was a congressman so I could keep voting myself a raise. I think it's about time these clowns started earning what they get. They can throw our money around on the god damnest things instead of the necessities to get the country on its feet. As a retiree, I'm in the same boat. My income is fixed while costs keep rising. Just make it from month to month. In my last letter I'd asked you what types of stores you were closing but you didn't say in your letter. I hope you can bail out O.K. My sales of the pictures sets have been very slow for about a year. Just received an order for a set, the first in a long time. At least the 1990 sales helped get me to the 1990 reunion. The next one is Aug '92 but I'm not sure if I can make it. It's in Seattle and will cost a bundle. The hotel prices they quoted are out of sight compared to the last one in Wendmar. That one was an easy 2 days drive so transportation was cheap and the wife didn't go. I hear the cost of living in the N.Y. metro area is out of sight. When I left Long Island in 1954 it was starting to go up compared to out here. The economic situation in Denver stinks along with the rest of the country. We're having a crazy winter. About every 3 days a snow storm hits then it's sunny for a couple days. It's pretty cold also. The mountains have sure gotten the snow and the skiers love it. I'm glad the Holidays are over. With the multitude of grandkids I have, it gets too hectic for this 'ole grat. My Kansas daughter and family came and we were pretty crowded. Well, Barry, guess that's about it. I wish you luck in you endeavors. Take care and best wishes, Sincerely,". George R. "Bob" Caron (1919-1955) was the tail gunner on the Enola Gay on its historic mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Facing the rear of the B-29, he was the first to see the mushroom cloud. Caron 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. Caron died in 1995. Fine condition.
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