A Collection of color photographs taken of the crew of the Enola Gay on the plane, [late July 1945] 8 in x 10 in  5

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A Collection of color photographs taken of the crew of the Enola Gay on the plane, [late July 1945]
8 in x 10 in 5

Sold for US$ 1,000 inc. premium
A Collection of color photographs taken of the crew of the Enola Gay on the plane, [late July 1945]
A Group of 5 color photographs, 3 vintage in larger format, titled under each photograph, "Aboard the 'Enola Gay ... 1945'," probably taken by Richard Nelson and showing the navigator Bud Rider, Bob Lewis, and radio operator Richard Nelson, all at work in the positions on the Enola Gay, the last photographed inscribed to Bob Lewis and signed by Richard Nelson.Together with 2 small format color shots, one a later smaller print of the Rider shot above, and another of the Enola Gay at an airfield in the USA with Tibbets, Lewis, and another unidentified officer standing beside it.
Provenance: Robert A. Lewis, co-Pilot, Enola Gay, 6 August 1945; and then as a gift to Steven K. Lewis.

A fine group of color photographs collected by Robert Lewis of part of his original core team. The first three photographs appear to be special color shots done probably by Nelson while the crew were on practice runs from Tinian in late July 1945. They predate the arrival of Van Kirk who replaced Bud Rider as navigator on 29 July.
8 in x 10 in (5)
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