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ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CAPTAIN G. LEONARD CHESHIRE - HFSID 153610

G. LEONARD CHESHIRE and PAUL W. TIBBETS. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Leonard Cheshire" and "Paul W. Tibbets", 7½x4½. British commemorative envelope postmarked Jersey, April 1, 1986, the 70th anniversary of No. 38 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.

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G. LEONARD CHESHIRE and PAUL W. TIBBETS. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Leonard Cheshire" and "Paul W. Tibbets", 7½x4½. British commemorative envelope postmarked Jersey, April 1, 1986, the 70th anniversary of No. 38 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Information printed on this envelope indicates it was "Flown in HS 125 of No. 32 Squadron from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh and return...carrying the Prime Minister...Margaret Thatcher...." Fine condition. With printed unsigned 4¼x7¼ sheet with history of the Fairey Hendor plane on one side, the No. 38 Squadron on verso. Fine condition. CHESHIRE, one of England's most decorated WWII bomber pilots, was awarded his nation's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, for "sustained bravery" throughout an unprecedented four tours of operations. His last mission was as an observer during the U.S. second atom bomb mission on Nagasaki, Japan. TIBBETS was the pilot of the Enola Gay, the first U.S. atom bomb mission over Hiroshima, Japan. Two items.

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