On August 6, 1945, during the last actions of World War II the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb was dropped from a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber called ‘Enola Gay’. When the dust had cleared the city of Hiroshima had been extensively devastated with the loss of many lives.
This is a clipped magazine page with the signatures of some of the crew that was aboard ‘Enola Gay’ that day. Item measurements 19.3 x 15 cm
Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr.
(1915-2007) – Pilot and Aircraft commander
Major Thomas Ferebee (1918–2000)
“Dutch” Van Kirk (1921-) – Navigator
Second Lieutenant Morris R.
Jeppson (1922–2010) – Assistant Weapons Officer
Technical Sergeant George R.
“Bob” Caron (1919-1995) – Tail Gunner
Private First Class Richard H.
Nelson (1925-2003) – VHF Radio Operator