Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 534

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 13, 2005 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 February 19 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search