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Lot #78: Dutch Van Kirk Autograph Statement Signed on a Photo of the Enola Gay -- ''the killing stopped''


Dutch Van Kirk signed statement regarding dropping the first atomic bomb during World War II. The Navigator of the Enola Gay signs a photo of the aircraft, writing in full, ''The first atomic bomb was dropped from 30,580 ft. It detonated 43 seconds late, about 1800 feet above the ground. The city of Hiroshima was devastated but millions of lives, both Japanese and Allied were saved. The war soon ended and the killing stopped. / Dutch Van Kirk / Navigator - Enola Gay / Hiroshima - 6 Aug 1945''. Satin-finish photo measures 10'' x 8''. Near fine condition.
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