ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1942 - HFSID 48160
PAUL W. TIBBETS A envelope signed by the Enola Gay colonel, with a "Let's Go! USA. Keep 'em flying!" stamp in the upper left hand corner. Circa 1942 Envelope signed: "Paul W. Tibbets", in blue ink, 6½x3¾. United States Army Air Force Colonel Paul W.
Sale Price $81.00
PAUL W. TIBBETS
A envelope signed by the Enola Gay colonel, with a "Let's Go! USA. Keep 'em flying!" stamp in the upper left hand corner. Circa 1942
Envelope signed: "Paul W. Tibbets", in blue ink, 6½x3¾. United States Army Air Force Colonel Paul W. Tibbets (1915-2007) was responsible for the organization, training and command of the world's first nuclear strike force. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Colonel Tibbets piloted the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named after his mother, on its mission to drop the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb killed 66,000 and injured 69,000 people, not including long-term victims of radiation exposure. However, the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 9) hastened the surrender of Japan, ending WWII. Corners lightly worn and creased. Toned. Slight surface creases. Slightly soiled on left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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