Sale 19BP01 | Lot 58

[ATOMIC BOMB] 509th Composite Group print signed by thirteen surviving crewmen of the Enola Gay, Bockscar, The Great Artiste and related scientists.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 58
[ATOMIC BOMB] 509th Composite Group print signed by thirteen surviving crewmen of the Enola Gay, Bockscar, The Great Artiste and related scientists.
Color print by Bob Robbins titled in the image "Dawn of the Nuclear Age," numbered 377 of 500 at lower left in pencil, with affixed label reading "509th Composite Group/54th Reunion, October 1999, Washington D.C.", the image with various signatures and inscriptions described below. The image 16 x 13 inches (41 x 32 cm); framed. Visibly fine condition, not examined out of frame.
Includes the inscription or signature of: Paul Tibbets (Pilot Enola Gay); Dutch Van Kirk (Navigator Enola Gay); Morris Jeppson (Weapons Test Officer Enola Gay); Richard Nelson (Radio Operator Enola Gay); Charles Sweeney (Commander Bockscar); Frederick Ashworth (Weaponeer Bockscar); Harold Agnew (Bockscar); Fred J. Oliver (Co-Pilot Bockscar); John Kuharek (Flight Engineer The Great Artist); and scientists such as Edward Teller ("the father of the hydrogen bomb"); Lawrence Johnston (Scientist); and Norman Ramsey (Manhattan Project scientist, signed in lower margin).


Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $687 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $687 (includes buyer's premium)

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