Bombardier of the First Atomic Bomb Signed Message of the Japanese Home Service After Hiroshima; "in killing innocent people by the use of this new-type bomb..."
Category: World War II
Item Number: 11878
Enola Gay Ferebee
Thomas W. Ferebee Signed Typescript from the Japanese Home Service KON 630 KCS at 6:00 AM Tuesday 8/7 which reads, in part: “A small number of B-twenty-nines penetrated into Hiroshima city a little after eight AM yesterday morning and dropped a small number of bombs. As a result a considerable number of homes were reduced to ashes and fires broke out in various parts of the city...The enemy has exposed his cold bloodeness and atrocious nature more and more in killing innocent people by the use of this new-type bomb. ...
The enemy has been carrying out large-scale propaganda on the effectiveness of this new-type bomb since using these bombs, but as long as we formulate strong steel-like measures to cope with this bomb, it will be possible to keep damage to a minimum...” Signed at bottom "Thomas W. Ferebee," the bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War II. In excellent condition.