ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 158068
ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON The tail gunner of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, signed this first day cover First Day Cover Signed: "George R. Caron", 6¾x3¾.
Sale Price $63.00
ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON The tail gunner of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, signed this first day cover First Day Cover Signed: "George R. Caron", 6¾x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the "5th International Philatelic Exhibition". Cachet depicts carrying the mail, from the Pony Express to Airplanes (propeller-driven plane depicted), 6-cent embossed air mail stamp, postmarked New York, N.Y., May 2, 1956, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. George R. "Bob" Caron (1919-1995) was the tail gunner on the Enola Gay on its historic mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Because he was turned toward the rear of the B-29 superfortress, he was the first to see the mushroom cloud. Although multiple cameras were used to take photographs of the drop over Hiroshima, only Caron's were able to be printed properly. The images he took that day are the only official ones of the explosion. Caron later wrote a book about his role in the flight. Lightly worn at edges and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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