Item #11733 Signed Book by the pilot and Navigator of the First Atomic Bomb Drop. adds handwritten inscription: "When we looked at Hiroshima it was covered by smoke and dust topped by the large mushroom cloud going up to 42,000 ft..." Van Kirk, ATOM BOMB.
Signed Book by the pilot and Navigator of the First Atomic Bomb Drop. adds handwritten inscription: "When we looked at Hiroshima it was covered by smoke and dust topped by the large mushroom cloud going up to 42,000 ft..."
Signed Book by the pilot and Navigator of the First Atomic Bomb Drop. adds handwritten inscription: "When we looked at Hiroshima it was covered by smoke and dust topped by the large mushroom cloud going up to 42,000 ft..."

Signed Book by the pilot and Navigator of the First Atomic Bomb Drop. adds handwritten inscription: "When we looked at Hiroshima it was covered by smoke and dust topped by the large mushroom cloud going up to 42,000 ft..."

Book Signed

Signed book " 509th Composite Group History", hardcover, 103 pages. This book is a pictorial album of the 509th Composite Group following them from Wendover Field to them stationed in Tinian. Introduction on first page written and signed by Colonel "Paul W. Tibbets". Across from Tibbets signature Navigator Theodore Van Kirk writes entirely in his own hand: "It was an easy mission because everything went according to plan...The major concerns about the mission were 1. would the bomb work 2. getting away from the blast . Remember this had never been done before and it was a great unknown. When the bomb exploded there was a sense of relief - it had worked. It didn't destroy the airplane. When we looked at the city of Hiroshima it was covered by a cloud of smoke and dust topped by the large mushroom cloud going up to 42,000 ft." Signed "Theodore Van Kirk - Navigator Enola Gay - Hiroshima 6 Aug 1945." In excellent condition.

Item #11733

Price: $650.00