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SIGNED COLOR PHOTOGRAPH--Weather Plane Over Hiroshima

SUMMARY: This offering is a signed color photograph of the Straight Flush airplane signed by 6 crew members. The firt plane over Hiroshima as weather plane. Price:$495.00

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Straight Flush. This photo is signed by eight crew members Straight Flush, the B-29 weather plane that preceded the Enola Gay on its Hiroshima bombing mission. Straight Flush's mission was to determine weather conditions over Hiroshima. When the plane passed over Hiroshima it radioed the Enola Gay --"2/10's cloud cover-bomb primary." After Colonel Tibbets received this message he in turn radioed to the planes flying behind him --"It's Hiroshima." Prior to the time Straight Flush radioed Tibbets, the strike force had maintained radio silence so as to be able to receive radio transmissions from the three weather planes over Hiroshima (Straight Flush), Kokura and Nagasaki respectively. The message from Straight Flush to Enola Gay initiated one of the most historic events in man's history.The name of this plane is, for the most part, lost to the ages except among the real cognoscenti and students of the history of the missions of the 509th Composite Bomb Group ( the atomic bombers)***. Nonetheless, the plane and its crew played a crucial role in the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This 8 in x 11.5 in color photo of the plane's nose is signed by eight of the crew all of whom flew the Hiroshima weather mission including Ira Eatherly, Pilot, Francis D. "Felix" Thornhill, Navigator and Frank K. (Ken) Wey, Bomardier.

The autographs comes with a letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.

Price: $495.00

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