Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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(1919–1995) American airman, tail gunner and the only defender of the twelve crewmen aboard the B-29 Enola Gay during the historic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Facing the rear of the B-29, his vantage point made him the first man to witness the cataclysmic growth of the mushroom cloud over the city. Special presentation copy of his limited edition memoir "Hiroshima: I Saw It First" (Reynoldsville, Ohio: Buckeye Books), 1992. 39pp. 4to. in maroon leather with gold titles, unnumbered copy from a series of 150. The text of an interview with Caron concerning the Hiroshima mission, signed on top of the first page. This copy includes: signed 8" x 10" photo of Caron in uniform; signed 8" x 10" photo of fellow crewmen PAUL W. TIBBETS, THOMAS W. FEREBEE and THEODORE J. VAN KIRK; signed 8" x 10" photo of radar operator JACOB BESER; A.N.S. of Enola Gay co-pilot ROBERT LEWIS; Caron's business card; A.N.S. from Caron's widow KAY CARON making a presentation; eight 5" x 3 1/2" family and other photos sent by Caron to his friend, seven annotated by Caron on verso; and an envelope addressed in the hand of MORRIS JEPPSON. Overall fine condition.
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $246.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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