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8x10 color photo signed by a scientist who was on an observer flight for the Hiroshima bombing and has influenced US nuclear weapons for 60 years
Photograph signed: "Harold M. Agnew". Color, 8x10. Photograph depicts the memorial to the "509th Composite Group, Wendover, U.S.A., First Atomic Bombardment". On it is engraved President Truman's August 1945 statement, in full: "The Atomic bomb is too dangerous to be loose in a lawless world...we pray that (God) may guide us to use it in His ways and for His purposes." 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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Born: March 28, 1921 in Denver, Colorado
Died: September 29, 2013 in Solana Beach, California

Film Credits
2011 Secrets of the Dead (in person), 2009 The American Experience (in person), 2008 The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (in person), 2007 White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (in person), 2002 Price for Peace (Other), 1998 Cold War (in person)

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