ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 207758
Sale Price $198.00
ENOLA GAYCREW: PAUL TIBBETS
Paul Tibbets signs a printed quotation of his reflections on Hiroshima.
Printed Quotation signed in ink: "Paul W. Tibbets", 1p, 8x10. Printed text: "General Paul Tibbets Reflections on Hiroshima: '... the morality of dropping that bomb was not my business. I was instructed to perform a military mission ... and that was the thing I was going to do to the best of my ability.' [signature] Paul W. Tibbets, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret.)" US Army Air Force Colonel Paul W. Tibbets 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. Fine condition.
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