Rare ENOLA GAY AUTOGRAPH Danbury Mint model Plane by General PAUL TIBBETS signature. Collection also includes a reissue of the August 7, 1945 NEW YORK TIMES + an original 8/12/1945 AP news printout about the Japanese Surrender. The Rare CREW Signature of Pilot. A RARE piece of memorabilia for the WWII Collector! This RARE Collection also includes a reissue of the August 7, 1945 NEW YORK TIMES + an original 8/12/1945 AP news printout about the Japanese Surrender… This near perfect model of the ENOLA GAY from DANBURY MINT comes with the original BOX & custom cut foam piece inside to keep the plane protected… Of course, you also get the Original (COA) Certificate Of Authenticity & Photo for the AUTOGRAPH that is guaranteed genuine for life by DANBURY MINT & UACC Registered Dealer #228… As a TV & Movie DIRECTOR and History collector, this is one of my Rare finds! This Rare DISPLAY is mounted and autographed on an ACTUAL PIECE OF A WWII B-29 BOMBER and just ready to display in your Home, Office or Museum. You get the ORIGINAL SIGNED Autographed Enola Gay Pilot PAUL TIBBETS that is signed on the base of model plane. The coolest part of this AUTOGRAPH is that this base is made from an actual piece of a B-29 WWII Bomber Plane that is signed by General Paul Tibbets… A RARE Autograph from the man who helped bring an end to WWII by dropping the Atom Bomb.. This FRAMED EXHIBIT measures approximately 24″ X 18″ X 11.. It has this DANBURY MINT Card that describes the VERY UNIQUE piece of an actual WWII B-29 that is signed by General PAUL TIBBETS.. Just ready to display in your Home, Office or Museum! Included in this collection is this rare ORIGINAL 1945 AP WIRE News about the morning at the White House as President HARRY TRUMAN was waiting to hear if Japan was going to accept the U. An interesting piece of history that was written in “real time” for that morning… Not something that was written later and published in the history books… This RARE PAGE is protected under an acid-free uv plexiglass case. The paper is fragile with some tears and this keeps it well protected so it can be read for years to come. Finally, you get this reissue of THE NEW YORK TIMES dated August 7, 1945 features the headline news of the first Atomic Bomb ever used in the world.. Inside the newspaper are great stories and photos of the Atom Bomb dropped on Japan by the Enola Gay, a huge variety of articles and photos and even the young servicemen that were lost recently as well.. The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named “Little Boy”, was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan, and caused unprecedented destruction. Enola Gay participated in the second atomic attack as the weather reconnaissance aircraft for the primary target of Kokura. Clouds and drifting smoke resulted in Nagasaki being bombed instead. At that time, the Manhattan Project was preparing to drop a bomb on Europe as well as Asia. After the mission, Tibbets remained in the Air Force until 1966, achieving the rank of Brigadier General. He worked as an aviation executive until his retirement in 1970. I got into the air corps to defend the United States to the best of my ability. That’s what I believe in and that’s what I work for. Number two, I’d had so much experience with airplanes… I’d had jobs where there was no particular direction about how you do it and then of course I put this thing together with my own thoughts on how it should be because when I got the directive I was to be self-supporting at all times. On the way to the target I was thinking: I can’t think of any mistakes I’ve made. Maybe I did make a mistake: maybe I was too damned assured. At 29 years of age I was so shot in the ass with confidence I didn’t think there was anything I couldn’t do. Of course, that applied to airplanes and people. So, no, I had no problem with it. I knew we did the right thing because when I knew we’d be doing that I thought, yes, we’re going to kill a lot of people, but by God we’re going to save a lot of lives. We won’t have to invade [Japan]. Major THOMAS FEREBEE pushed the button that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Ferebee, who retired from the Air Force in 1970, always argued that the Hiroshima bomb was necessary. “I’m convinced that the bombing saved many lives by ending the war, ” he told Newsweek magazine in 1970. Sergeant GEORGE CARON was the Enola Gay tail gunner and he never regretted being part of the mission. “No remorse, no bad dreams, ” he said. We accomplished our mission. Lieutenant JACOB BESER was the Army Air Force radar specialist. Jacob Beser was the only man who served on both the Enola Gay in the Hiroshima bombing mission and the Bock’s Car three days later when its crew bombed Nagasaki. He couldn’t look at the detonation of the bombs because he was charged with monitoring for outside signals that could have detonated the bomb early and monitoring for signals of the proper detonation. This is addition for keeping an eye on radar for any enemy planes. In this 1985 interview for the. Beser was asked if he would do it again. Given the same circumstances in the same kind of context, the answer is yes. However, you have to admit that the circumstances don’t exist now. They probably never will again. I have no regrets, no remorse about it. As far as our country was concerned, we were three years downstream in a war, going on four. The world had been at war, really, from the’30s in China, continuously, and millions and millions of people had been killed. Add to that the deliberate killing that went on in Europe, [and] it’s kind of ludicrous to say well, geez, look at all those people that were instantly murdered. In November of 1945 there was an invasion of Japan planned. Three million men were gonna be thrown against Japan. There were about three million Japanese digging in for the defense of their homeland, and there was a casualty potential of over a million people. That’s what was avoided. If you take the highest figures of casualties of both cities, say, 300,000 combined casualties in Hiroshima [and] Nagasaki, versus a million, I’m sorry to say, it’s a good tradeoff. It’s a very cold way to look at it, but it’s the only way to look at it. This near perfect model of the ENOLA GAY from DANBURY MINT comes with the original BOX & custom cut foam piece inside to keep the plane protected. The original Paul Tibbets AUTOGRAPH, Danbury Mint ENOLA GAY Model, a reissue of The NEW YORK TIMES, COA & Picture + an Original AP Story about Japan Surrendering have all been stored since being acquired in an acid free case in a smoke free, pet free environment until removed from the box and set up for photos. Check out our other auctions for more Historical displays that include LINCOLN & WASHINGTON, recent Presidential collection, TV & Movie Displays that include Wardrobes, Props, Art & Autographs. Sell is a Registered Dealer with the U. We are proud that some of our memorabilia is on display in the SMITHSONIAN, Washington, D. ITEM BETTER THAN DESCRIBED!!! 18442 Praise: Great item!! Heimdell51 Praise: Great guy; very prompt & efficient service & exc. Packaging; got a free bonus too! Momosroswell Praise: Wonderful item! Docfsk100 Praise: Excellent, Danke. Austinpowheinybeer Praise: GREAT GREAT GREAT!! Toothfella Thanks for the super helmet Jack! Hope to do business again. Jimsoden Praise: Great packing, good emails, very generous with his time and effort, class act!!! Circus10 Praise: Fabulous costume, vintage RBBB. Belfast Praise: Wonderful Ebayer & with genuine COA’s too! THANKS TO THE OTHER 10,000 GREAT EBAYERS WE’VE HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH FOR OVER 15 YEARS…. AND, WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING MANY MORE GREAT EBAYERS IN THE FUTURE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! If this autograph is declared not to be authentic, we may ask the purchaser to supply the full written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. This is a great “ENOLA GAY” model display with ORIGINAL Signed PAUL TIBBETS Autograph on the base of the Danbury Mint MODEL that is made with a real piece of a B-29 WWII Bomber. With the “ENOLA GAY” B-29 WWII model mounted to this RARE SIGNED BASE! Rare ENOLA GAY AUTOGRAPH Danbury Mint model Plane signed by General PAUL TIBBETS.. A GREAT piece of WWII history… Real “One of a Kind” Find Conversation Piece… Autographs can make for a good investment as well! Check out our other auctions for more great finds that include Historical Collections, Movie & TV. Props, Costumes & Autographs, Art… Imagine giving this great Autographed “WWII” Collection to the History Collector in your family or just keeping it for yourself for what should be a good investment! A RARE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION from WWII’s “Enola Gay”. VERY RARE & VALUABLE “One Of A Kind” FRAMED Original AUTOGRAPHED Display & Collection!! The item “ENOLA GAY Paul Tibbets Signed AUTOGRAPH Danbury Mint Model, COA, AP, Newspaper” is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Other US WWII Original Items”. The seller is “jackmsell” and is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States