Airplane Enola Gay B-29 Nose Framed Print Signed by Navigator Dutch Van Kirk With Reli. In the western Pacific in anticipation of attacking Imperial Japan.On August 6, 1945, Enola Gay followed the 1,500-mile Born in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in February 1921, Van Kirk attended Susquehanna College before entering the U. Army Air Forces cadet training program in October 1941. S wings the following April and joined the Eighth Air Force. S 97th Bombardment Group in England. Van Kirk was the navigator aboard the 97.
S lead B-17 Flying Fortress, called the Red Gremlin and commanded by pilot Paul Tibbets with Tom Ferebee serving as bombardier. They led the group on its first strategic bombing missions over Europe and North Africa. They also performed special missions including transporting generals Mark Clark and Dwight Eisenhower to their needed locations in anticipation of the critical North African campaign during the fall of 1942.Van Kirk reunited with Tibbets and Ferebee in late 1944 to become the lead navigator for the 509th Composite Group, the world. S first atomic bombing force. After months of intensive training at Wendover, Utah, the 509th deployed to Tinian in the Marianas chain route planned by Van Kirk to deliver an atomic bomb, called Little Boy, to the target city, Hiroshima. Planning the mission required the skilled use of navigational techniques and equipment ranging from the use of a sextant to a LORAN oscilloscope. Certificate of Authenticity Included limited Edition.
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