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Enola Gay Pilot Tibbets Autographs Copy of Receipt for
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Tibbets Paul

Enola Gay Pilot Tibbets Autographs Copy of Receipt for Atomic Bomb

PAUL W. TIBBETS JR., Autograph Signature on copy of Thomas F. Farrell, Typed Receipt Signed, August 6, 1945. 1 p., 8.5" x 11". Excellent.

Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay in its historic bombing mission over Hiroshima, signed a photocopy of the receipt for the atomic bomb “Little Boy,” the “Projectile unit containing _____    kilograms of enriched tuballoy at an average concentration of _____.” Military censors blacked out the number of kilograms and concentration.

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (1915-2007) was born in Illinois and grew up in Iowa. He graduated from the Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, in 1933, and attended the University of Florida and the University of Cincinnati with plans of becoming a surgeon. Tibbets enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1937 and qualified as a pilot the following year. His initial flights were anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic, followed by bombing missions in Europe. He returned to the United States in 1943 and helped with the development of the B-29 Superfortress. In 1945, he was the pilot of the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay (named after his mother), when it dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. After the war, he participated in nuclear weapons tests on the Bikini Atoll in 1946. After leaving the Air Force in 1966, Tibbets worked for Executive JetAviation, serving as its president from 1976 until his retirement in 1987.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Tibbets Paul

Enola Gay Pilot Tibbets Autographs Copy of Receipt for Atomic Bomb

PAUL W. TIBBETS JR., Autograph Signature on copy of Thomas F. Farrell, Typed Receipt Signed, August 6, 1945. 1 p., 8.5" x 11". Excellent.

Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay in its historic bombing mission over Hiroshima, signed a photocopy of the receipt for the atomic bomb “Little Boy,” the “Projectile unit containing _____    kilograms of enriched tuballoy at an average concentration of _____.” Military censors blacked out the number of kilograms and concentration.

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (1915-2007) was born in Illinois and grew up in Iowa. He graduated from the Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, in 1933, and attended the University of Florida and the University of Cincinnati with plans of becoming a surgeon. Tibbets enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1937 and qualified as a pilot the following year. His initial flights were anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic, followed by bombing missions in Europe. He returned to the United States in 1943 and helped with the development of the B-29 Superfortress. In 1945, he was the pilot of the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay (named after his mother), when it dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. After the war, he participated in nuclear weapons tests on the Bikini Atoll in 1946. After leaving the Air Force in 1966, Tibbets worked for Executive JetAviation, serving as its president from 1976 until his retirement in 1987.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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