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ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 166407

His handwritten note in the lower margin of his typescript explaining why the Enola Gay wasn't painted with the insignia of the 509th Composite Group when it dropped the A-bomb Typescript inscribed and signed: "Tina, as you requested./George R . (Bob) Caron", 1 page, 8x10.

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GEORGE CARON
His handwritten note in the lower margin of his typescript explaining why the Enola Gay wasn't painted with the insignia of the 509th Composite Group when it dropped the A-bomb
Typescript inscribed and signed: "Tina, as you requested./George R . (Bob) Caron", 1 page, 8x10. Typescript titled A B-29 Tail Tale, by George Caron. George R. 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. 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. Caron died in 1995. The Confederate Air Force, which changed its name to the Commemorative Air Force in 2002 to avoid confusion about its mission, buys and restores historic combat aircraft to flying condition. At last tally it owned over 140 aircraft, at least 100 of which are in flying condition. Left margin creased. Corners slightly worn and creased. Lightly toned. Light surface creases. Faint pencil notes on margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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