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#102 8 x 10 Photograph of the USS Indianapolis, CA-35 at Pearl Harbor, the Heavy Cruiser that carried the Hiroshima "Little Boy" Atomic Bomb from California to Tinian, setting a speed record that has never been duplicated. Hand-signed on the photograph by Seaman First Class Ed Brown (he operated the crane that unloaded the bomb) Seagoing Marines Ed Harrell, Giles McCoy, Coxswain Michael Kuryla Jr., and Ensign Harlan Twible ( he had just graduated from Annapolis and was assigned to the ship ).

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#103 USS Indy Model 1:700 Scale Diecast Model of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Heavy Cruiser CA 35. This detailed model was manufactured by Gearbox In 2004 and Is no longer available. The model has been autographed by Survivor Michael Kuryla and displays very nice. Mr Kuryla has Inscribed on the side of the ship, "survivors, Michael N. Kuryla Jr. Cox." the box Itself makes an excellent display. Quantities are very limited. Weight of model Is approximately one pound. The turrets and guns are moveable. Bow to Stern Is 10 " Height Is 3 Inches.

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#104 8 x 10 color photo reproduced from the original color slide of B29 "Top Secret". The plane was named and nose art painted after the war was over. This photograph was taken on Tinian. It has been handsigned on the photograph by 3 Crewmen Crew # A-5. This crew flew 6 combat missions Including "Backup" for Enola Gay on August 6th and Nagasaki Advance Weather Recon on August 9th. Handsigned on the photograph by Jack Widowsky (Navigator) George Cohen ( Flight Engineer) and Donald Cole ( Assistant Flight Engineer)

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#105 8 x 10 autographed color photograph, handsigned on the photo. Reproduced from the original color slide taken by 393rd Bomb Squadron B29 Computer Specialist Ken Eidnes. The original slide was taken on Tinian after both Atomic Bombs were dropped. Quantities are limited.

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#123 Autographed 5x7 color photo of "Straight Flush" Autographed 8 x 10 color photograph ( Image slightly smaller ) of B 29 " Straight Flush ", the Hiroshima advance weather plane. This plane reported the weather conditions, 1 hour before the " Enola Gay" arrived with the Atomic Bomb. Written entirely In his handwriting, Co-Pilot Ira Weatherly writes " 2//10's cloud cover, bomb primary". Also Included Is a 5 x 7 photo of Ira.
 

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#101 Autographed 8 x 11-1/2 color photo of "Strange Cargo" by 6 Crew Members. The photo was taken on Tinian In 1945. This Crew completed 4 non-atomic combat missions over Japan. Comes with list of crew and missions.

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#111 Color 8"x11.5" autographed photo of B-29 "Straight Flush" the Hiroshima weather plane that preceded the Enola Gay reporting the weather as "2/10 s cloud cover at 15,000 feet bomb primary". Autographed by Flight and Ground Crew. Only one crewmember survive today.

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#129 Color 8"x11.5" autographed photo of B-29 "Great Artiste" by crew that flew plane to Nagasaki as the Instrument plane accompanying the strike plane "Bockscar". On the day of the mission Fred Bock and Charles Sweeney switched planes. Signatures of Fred Bock and Larry Johnston are very rare. Larry was the only man to witness all 3 Atomic Bombs.

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#113 Unique autographed photo of the Enola Gay with the Bockscar In the background that has been autographed, handsigned on the photo by Paul Tibbets, Morris Jeppson, Dutch Van Kirk, Tom Ferebee, and Richard Nelson . This Is an actual autographed photo not a scan preprint or forgery and comes with a letter of authenticity. The photo was taken by 393rd Armament Officer Jack Wright. The original slide/photo Is In our posession, the photo was autographed over 10 years ago.

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#115 Color Photo of The Enola Gay - Sign by Paul Tibbets and Charles Sweeney, 8" X 10" Brilliant color photo of the Enola Gay with Bockscar in the background. The only known color photo of both planes. The Bockscar still has the mission flown markings on it. This photo was reproduced from the original slide taken on Tinian by 509th Armament officer, Jack Wright and now owned by Robert Krauss. Very rare photo which is personally autographed by both mission commanders.

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#116 8 x 11-1/2 autographed color photo of "Bockscar" - reproduced from the original color slide autographed, handsigned on the photo by 6 crewmembers and 1 ground crewman for the Nagasaki Mission. This Is an actual autographed photo, not a scan, preprint or forgery, comes with letter of authenticity. The slide was taken by Jack Wright, 393rd bomb squadron Armament Officer and Is In our possession. The photo was autographed over 15 years ago.

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#117 8 x 11-1/2 autographed color photo of "Bockscar" - reproduced from the original color slide autographed,handsigned on the photo by 3 Officer Crewmembers for the Nagasaki Mission. This Is an actual autographed photo, not a scan, preprint or forgery, comes with letter of authenticity. The slide was taken by Jack Wright, 393rd bomb squadron Armament Officer and Is our possession. The photograph was autographed over 15 years ago.

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