ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 343435
Sale Price $450.00
ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS)
The pilot of the Enola Gay crew, which dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, signs this typescript in which it is stated when the bombing would in fact take place
Souvenir typescript signed: "Paul Tibbets-Pilot, Enola Gay, 6 Aug 45", in black felt tip, one page, 8x10. A copy of the memo declaring that "The 509 Composite Group, 20th Air Force will deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 3 August 1945 on one of the targets: Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata and Nagasaki." US Army Air Force Colonel Paul Tibbets (1915-2007), later an Air Force general, was responsible for the organization, training and command of the world's first nuclear strike force. On the morning of Aug. 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. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Tibbets to an overall size of 23¾x17. Fine condition.
Not framed in Gallery of History style.
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