ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 158075

ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARONThis first day cover that features an image of the Liberty Bell is signed by the man who photographed the dropping of “Little Boy” on Hiroshima First Day Cover Signed: "George R. Caron", 6¾x3¾.

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Condition: fine condition
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ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARONThis first day cover that features an image of the Liberty Bell is signed by the man who photographed the dropping of “Little Boy” on Hiroshima First Day Cover Signed: "George R. Caron", 6¾x3¾. First day cover depicts the Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty-five-cent air mail stamp. Postmarked San Francisco, California, April 22, 1960, 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. Adhesive visible on verso. Light smudging and lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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