SKU: A01209 Category:


Description: This original 9 3/4″ x 8″ photograph shows American Air Force Lieutenant Jacob Beser (1921-1992) standing in uniform in front of the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber that was used to drop the Little Boy atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The photograph is signed and inscribed by the lieutenant: “To Tom Solecki With Best Wishes Jacob Beser”.

Beser served as the radar specialist on the Enola Gay, monitoring the sensors for the bomb and making sure it didn’t detonate prematurely. Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Beser performed the same task in a second B-29 Superfortress bomber, Bockscar, in the bombing of Nagasaki with Fat Man. Beser was the only crew member to accompany both atomic bomb missions.

Item #A01209

Condition: Fine condition with a neat, bold signature in blue ink in the lighter area of the tarmac.