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    Enola Gay Crew First Day Cover Signed First day cover signed by six crew members of the Enola Gay in World War II: "Paul W. Tibbets," "Thomas W. Ferebee," "Jacob Beser," "George R. Caron," "Wyatt Duzenbury," and "Richard H. Nelson," 6.5" x 3.5". First day cover honoring Atoms for Peace, postmarked Washington, D.C., July 28, 1955, 3-cent stamp affixed. First day of issue. Cachet bears caption "Atoms for Peace." Colonel Tibbets was pilot of the B-29 Superfortress airplane, named after his mother, which dropped the first atomic bomb (nicknamed "Little Boy") on an inhabited area, the city of Hiroshima, Japan (August 6, 1945). The blast, equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT, destroyed a four square mile area, killing an estimated 70,000 people immediately. Japan surrendered one month later (September 2, 1945). The other signing members of the flight crew were Major Ferebee, the bombardier, Lt. Beser, the radar countermeasures officer, Staff Sergeant Caron, the tail gunner, S/Sgt. Duzenbury, the flight engineer, and Pfc. Nelson, the radio operator. Lightly creased. Unevenly faded. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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