Limited Edition ENOLA GAY Signed Lithograph
Limited edition 28″ x 21″ signed lithograph entitled, “Atomic Warfare is Born,” and featuring artwork of the Enola Gay — the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 during the final stages of World War II. The aircraft was named by Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot. The lithograph is signed by the three of crew members of that mission: Colonel Paul W. Tibbets (pilot), Captain Theodore Van Kirk (navigator), and Major Thomas Ferebee (bombardier).
The printed inscription reads:
“Precisely at 17 seconds past 8:15 a.m. on 6 August, 1945, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets and the crew of the ENOLA GAY, 44-86292, a B-29-45-MO, released the first atomic weapon, nicknamed “Little Boy”. Forty-three seconds later, Hiroshima ceased to exist as a city, and the course of warfare changed forever.”
Two slight vertical creases from handling. Otherwise, in fine condition. Custom-framed, 30″ x 23″.