Spring Auction 2020 Sale 78
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Excellent signed book, the definitive work "Enola Gay" by GORDON THOMAS and MAX MORGAN WITTS (New York: Stein & Day), 1977. 328pp. 8vo., in red and black cloth with gilt title on spine, with dust jacket. The front paste down and flyleaf have been signed by nine crew members present onboard the aircraft during the Hiroshima mission, almost all adding their position. Included is Pilot PAUL TIBBETS, Co-Pilot BOB LEWIS, Navigator THEODORE J. VAN KIRK, Bombardier THOMAS W. FEREBEE, Radio Operator RICHARD NELSON, Radar Countermeasures Observer JACOB BESER, Radar Operator JOSEPH STIBORIK, Weaponeer MORRIS R. JEPPSON, and Tail Gunner GEORGE R. CARON. The rest of the crew is present in separately signed items. These include Asst. Flight Engineer ROBERT SHUMARD, D.S., 1p. 4to., 1956, his Air Force annual questionnaire form indicating status "READY"; Flight Engineer WYATT E. DUZENBURY A.N.S. giving his address, signed; and Operation Crossroads commander and Weaponeer WILLIAM S. PARSONS, signed USNR first day postal cover, Oct. 10, 1945. Also present is a loose card signed by 509th Composite Group Chaplain WILLIAM DOWNEY, and inscribed labels signed by both of the books authors are affixed to the title page. A great complete set of crewmen's signatures.
ENOLA GAY CREW
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