MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS W. NYE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ENOLA GAY CREW (THEODORE VAN KIRK), ENOLA GAY CREW (MORRIS JEPPSON), COLONEL RICHARD E. COLE, LT. COLONEL JAMES J. HILL, COLONEL EDWIN A. HARPER, LT. COLONEL THOMAS EMRICH, GENERAL BRUCE J. MATHESON, COLONEL ROBERT W. McCLURG, COLONEL BILL HEIER, LT. COLONEL HENRY BOURGEOIS, HARRY C. JOHNSON, LEON FRANKEL, FLOYD M. CAVERLY - HFSID 286871
Sale Price $680.00
US AIR HEROES OF WORLD WAR II (PACIFIC THEATER)
14x11 photo of Japan's Foreign Minister signing the surrender document, signed by 15 US flyers from the Pacific Theater: fighter and bomber pilots, including one Doolittle Raider, two Enola Gay crewmen and six members of the "Black Sheep Squadron". Many have signed with their unit designations, one with his medals
Photograph signed: "Leon Frankel/VT-9 CV10, CV16 1945/Navy Cross, D.F.C.", "Theodore Van Kirk/Navigator Enola Gay", "Francis W. Nye Maj. Gen./468th Grp + 11 missions", "Floyd M. Laverly/USS Kans. 353rd Grp","Harry H. Ferrier/VT-8 Midway", "R. E. Cole #1", "Lt Col R. W. McClurg", "Bill Heier", "Harry Johnson", "Lt Col Jim Hill", "Ed Harper/VMF 214", "Henry 'Boo' Bourgeois", "Tom Emrich/Lt. Col.", "Bruce Matheson" and "Morris Jeppson/Weapon Test Officer/Enola Gay Mission/6 Aug. 1945". B/w 14x11. Photograph of Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signing the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945. The fifteen signers here, all US pilots in the Pacific Theater of World War II, include one Doolittle Raider (Cole, General Doolittle's co-pilot in plane #1), 2 members of the Enola Gay mission to drop the first atomic bomb on Japan (Van Kirk, Jeppson) and 6 members of VMF-214 in the Southwest Pacific, the famed "Black Sheep Squadron" (Bourgeois, Emrich, Matheson, McClurg, Harper and Johnson). The rest made their own heroic and significant contributions to victory as US Navy pilots. Sticker on verso. Top right corner creased. Fine condition;
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