"THE BEGINNING OF THE END"
Autographed by Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets, pilot; Thomas W. Ferebee, bombadier; Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator; Richard Nelson, radio operator; and first time signer Morris R. Jeppson, Bomb Electronics Officer.
L/E of 1000. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 23 1/2" x 15 5/8"
The flight of the Enola Gay and the capture of the island of Iwo Jima, were two of the most signficant events of World War II. Phillips wanted, in some small way, to pay tribute to those who captured that island fortress even as he paid homage to the United States Army Air Forces and the crew of the Enola Gay for the mission. Both events hastened the end of the war and made the invasion of the Japanese homeland unnecessary.
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