Auction 100

Lot 9:

GEORGE CARON ENOLA GAY

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $200

VAT: On commission only

(1919-1994) Tail gunner of the famed B-29 bomber Enola Gay. Facing the rear of the B-29, he was the first to see the mushroom cloud. Caron was given a camera at the last moment and snapped a roll of photographs as the mushroom cloud ascended. His photographs of the explosion were printed on millions of leaflets that were dropped over Japan the next day. Signed 8 x 10 in. b/w photograph of Enola Gay Tail Gunner George Caron posing in his military uniform, signed in black ink ‘George R. Caron’. Fine condition.

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