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ENOLA GAY CREW (GEORGE R. CARON) - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 189986

Small 5¼x3½ color photo of the Enola Gay, the plane to drop the first atomic bomb used in wartime on Hiroshima. Mounted to a green card signed by tail gunner, the first man to see the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

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ENOLA GAY CREW: GEORGE R. CARON
Small 5¼x3½ color photo of the Enola Gay, the plane to drop the first atomic bomb used in wartime on Hiroshima. Mounted to a green card signed by tail gunner, the first man to see the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Photograph Mount signed: "George C. Caron". Color, 7x5 overall, image 5¼x3½ (two surfaces). George R. Caron (1919-1995) was the tail-gunner, of the Enola Gay. which lifted off from Tinian Island on the morning of August 6, 1945; its special payload: "Little Boy," a 9,000 pound uranium-235 core-fissionable atomic bomb. At 8:16 a.m., the bomb (which descended from the plane by parachute) exploded 1,890 feet over Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. Over 78,000 people were killed by the searing heat and gamma rays, and the city, which had been home to a garrison of 150,000 Japanese troops, was virtually destroyed. This action, and the dropping of another atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki three days later, was credited with hastening the end of World War II. From the tail of the aircraft, Caron was the first to see the mushroom cloud; he snapped historic pictures, which were dropped by leaflet over Japan on the following day. Fine condition.

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