A Collection of 10 Black and White vintage photographs of the Enola Gay, the Flight Crew, and the Ground Crew, [July to August 1945] 8 x 10 in 10

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A Collection of 10 Black and White vintage photographs of the Enola Gay, the Flight Crew, and the Ground Crew, [July to August 1945]
8 x 10 in 10

Sold for US$ 2,250 inc. premium
A Collection of 10 Black and White vintage photographs of the Enola Gay, the Flight Crew, and the Ground Crew, [July to August 1945]
A Group of 10 photographs of the Enola Gay and the crews, mostly official press corps shots, comprising 3 large format (8 x 10 in) shots of the Enola Gay, one a publicity shot of the actual roll out on the early morning of August 6th; 2 of the plane at rest at Tinian, one of which showing an early roster of the crew stenciled on the right side of the cockpit; a photograph of General Spaats' briefing to all the crews before the mission; another a USAAF photo of Tibbets, Lewis, Van Kirk and Ferebree standing in the Briefing Room; two photographs of the ground crew by the plane and in quarters; with three small official USAFF photographs of the crew, 2 of them all gathering around in the dark before they set off on the 6th August; and the final one a very happy Colonel Tibbets having just received the DFC on their arrival back in Tinian.
Provenance: Robert A. Lewis, co-Pilot, Enola Gay, 6 August 1945; and then as a gift to Steven K. Lewis.

Robert Lewis' interesting collection of photographs of both the Enola Gay and the crew at various moments on Tinian Island and before and after the mission, all unsigned, but mostly official USAAF photographs.
8 x 10 in (10)
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A Collection of 10 Black and White vintage photographs of the Enola Gay, the Flight Crew, and the Ground Crew, [July to August 1945] 8 x 10 in 10
A Collection of 10 Black and White vintage photographs of the Enola Gay, the Flight Crew, and the Ground Crew, [July to August 1945] 8 x 10 in 10
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