ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/10/1991 - HFSID 258596
ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON This check is signed by the man who saw the atomic bomb explosion from the plane that dropped it! Check Signed: "George R. Caron". 6x2¾. Dated January 10, 1991.
Sale Price $180.00
ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON This check is signed by the man who saw the atomic bomb explosion from the plane that dropped it! Check Signed: "George R. Caron". 6x2¾. Dated January 10, 1991. Drawn on his personal Bank Western account, payable to "Sylvania" for $59.95. George R. "Bob" Caron (1919-1995) was the tail gunner on the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Seated in 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. Other cameras were prepared on the wings of the plane and by other crew members, but the development process was unsuccessful due to technical issues. Caron's photographs of the atomic blast are the best visual we have of the devastating weapons used on Hiroshima. Regular bank stamps and perforations. Otherwise, fine condition.
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