Autograph Note Signed.

OLIVI, Fred J. (1922-2004)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This U.S. Air Force officer co-piloted "Bockscar," the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki three days after the "Enola Gay" dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima. ANS, 1p, 5 3/4" X 7", n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome sentiment penned boldly in later years in black fineline: "To The 67th Battalion / U.S. Navy Seabees / Best Wishes and Good / Luck to my favorite Battalion / in WWII that helped dig the / Atomic Bomb pits for the 'Fat / Man' Bomb and 'Little Boy' / Bomb on Tinian Island in / 1945 -- that ended the war in / August of 1945 / Fred J. Olivi / Co-pilot B-29 / 'Bockscar' / Nagasaki Mission / 9 August 1945 / P.S. / Our living / Quonset Huts / were good / shelter." (What a "living Quonset Hut" is we havenít a clue!) A superb sentiment from the officer who never regretted participating in an action that killed about 74,000 people and injured about 75,000 but resulted in a quick end to the war, perhaps saving a far greater number of Japanese and American lives. Bookseller Inventory # 39368

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Title: Autograph Note Signed.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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