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Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. (b. 1934).American Astronaut and Moonwalker. Spectacular Official NASA Photograph Signed, of Aldrin moonwalking, measuring 16 in. by 20 in., n.d., n.p., with biographical information about the mission on verso. Bold signature measures approximately 6 in. by 2.5 in. across: "Buzz Aldrin". $595

Apollo 12 Official NASA Crew Signed Photo, accompanied with an Apollo 12 Beta Cloth Space Suit Emblem from the same bolt of cloth that made the emblems used the crew's flight space suits and IVA garments. $950

Atomic Bomb. Enola Gay, Bockscar, and Great Artiste. A set of 25 Signatures of Crew Members from the Enola Gay, Bockscar, and Great Artiste, the "silver plate" B-29s of the 509th Composite Group, that flew the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb missions that ended World War II. Signers include: Paul Tibbets, Jacob Beser (the only man who flew on both strike planes), Charles Sweeney, Fred Bock, Fred Olivi, Tom Ferebee, and many more.There are only three complete sets of these autographs known. $2,500

[Atomic Bomb] Book. The History of the 509th Bomb Group.Signed by Paul Tibbets as C.O. 509th GP 1944-45 and Pilot B29 Enola Gay 6 Aug. 1945-an extraordinarily unusual form of signing for Tibbets. Also signed by Richard Nelson, 'Dutch' Van Kirk, Charles Sweeney, Donald Albury and Morris Jeppson. Price:$795.00

[Atomic Bomb] The 509th Remembered.A comprehensive history of the 509th Composite Bomb Group written after the war in cooperation with members of the 509th.A scholarly retelling with encyclopedic details of the histiory of all of the members of the 509th. Written by Robert and Amelia Krauss and signed by both authors.Fascinating history. Price $95.00

Bock's Car. The Plane that flew the Nagasaki Mission. Historic Printed Photograph Signed. A beautiful color photograph of the B-29 that carried out the mission on Nagasaki (August 9, 1945). An 8 in. by 10 in., oblong, color photo showing the nose of Bock's Car. Signed by seven members of the crew c. early 1990s. The photograph of the plane was reproduced from the original slides taken on Tinian Island sometime in late August 1945, early September 1945, by the engineering officer of the 509th, Carl Garner. Overall, In fine condition. $850

Enola Gay & Bockscar. The Planes that flew the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Missions. Historic Printed Color Photograph Signed. The only known image in the same photograph of the two B-29s that carried out the missions on Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (August 1945). An 8 in. by 10 in., oblong, color photo showing the Enola Gay in the foreground and Bockscar in the far left background. Signed by eleven members of the crews. The photograph of the plane was reproduced from the original slides taken on Tinian Island sometime in late August 1945, early September 1945, by the engineering officer of the 509th, Carl Garner. Two short stray lines from flair pen of RH Nelson in lower left corner near his signature. OtherwiseIn fine condition. $2,500

Enola Gay Crew. The crew of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that carried out the mission on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. Historic Printed Color Photograph Signed. An 8 in. by 10 in. oblong, color photograph from the original slide taken on Tinian Island sometime in late August 1945, showing the nose of the Enola Gay. Signed by five crewmembers. In fine condition. Unframed. $750

Charles Lindbergh (1902-1972). Pioneer American Aviator, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Environmentalist. Extraordinarily Rare Document Signed Check to the America First Committee, dated May 26, 1941, payable to Mr. Charles Lindbergh and endorsed to the 'America First Committee.' Signed: "C.A. Lindbergh". The America First movement was an isolationist group that opposed United States involvement in World War II. $2,500.

Col. Robert Morgan (1918-1999). His book The Man who Flew the Memphis Belle signed.Book Description: New York: Dutton, May 2001., 2001. First edition, first pritning (per publisher's requsite statement and number line upon copyright page) SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. [10], 389 pages. Hardcover; H 24.25cm x L 15.75cm. Dust jacket presented in a mylar Brodart protecotor. Black spine with vibrant copper stamped lettering, slate gray boards. A nearly pristine copy in unread condition with an intact dust jacket .The book is signed, "In memory of William Wyler, a good man! Robert Morgan. " William Wyler was the famous Hollywood producer who made the documentary Memphis Belle right after the war and his wife co-produced the 1990 film Memphis Belle.Price:$245.00.

Straight Flush (Hiroshima Mission of 509th). The weather plane that preceded Enola Gay over Hiroshima and radioed back to Colonel Tibbets that the weather was cler and then came those fateful words--"Bomb Primary." This offering is a 8 in. x 10 in. color photograph of the plane that is signed by the key crew members Ira Weatherly, Pilot, Francis D. "Felix" Thornhill, Navigator and Frank K. (Ken) Wey, Bomardier. Price:$495.00