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ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: HAROLD M. AGNEW - HFSID 292079

14x11, black and white photograph showing General Paul Tibbets waving from the cockpit of the Enola Gay, signed by the Hiroshima mission's navigator and a nuclear scientist who flew with the crew on August 6, 1945.

Sale Price $467.50

Reg. $550.00

Condition: fine condition
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THEODORE VAN KIRK and HAROLD M. AGNEW14x11, black and white photograph showing General Paul Tibbets waving from the cockpit of the Enola Gay, signed by the Hiroshima mission's navigator and a nuclear scientist who flew with the crew on August 6, 1945. Photograph signed: "Major 'Dutch' Van Kirk/Navigator - Enola Gay/Hiroshima - 6 Aug 1945" and "Harold M Agnew" in blue felt tip, B/w 14x11. Oversize photo of General Paul Tibbets waving from the cockpit of the Enola Gay. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk (1921-2014) was the navigator of the Enola Gay during the world's first atomic bombing over Hiroshima, Japan. He had flown 58 B-17 bomber missions over occupied France and Germany before returning to the United States as a navigational instructor. He left the Army Air Corps a major and went on hold various positions in DuPont for 35 years. Dr. HAROLD M. AGNEW (1921-2013) was in the small group that worked with Enrico Fermi on the first nuclear fission chain reaction at the University of Chicago. He was present there on December 2, 1942 for the first initiated self-sustaining controlled nuclear chain reaction. On April 1, 1943, Dr. Agnew joined the Los Alamos laboratory and worked on the development of the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, he flew with the 509th Bombardment Group as a member of the scientific team on the first nuclear weapon strike against Hiroshima, Japan. A former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (1970-1979), Agnew has advised many Presidents. He served on the Foster Panel (established 1999) which influenced nuclear weapons development policy under President George W. Bush. Fine condition.

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