Enola Gay Weapons Officer Morris Jeppson writes his justification for the civilian deaths of Hiroshima on a Photo of Hiroshima after the A-bomb
Category: World War II
Item Number: 12753
Morris Jeppson, Weapons Officer of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, he was the last person to touch the bomb when he armed it on the plane. 8" x 8 1/2" black and white photo of the Atomic dome in Hiroshima after the devastation of the atomic bomb. Inscribed with a historical note giving justifications for the civilian deaths of Hiroshima, by Enola Gay Weapons Officer Morris Jeppson: "Okinawa was conquered in battles that cost many civilian lives. It was used as an example of massive casualties, U.S. Japanese military, and civilians, during a possible invasion of Japan. Declassified documents, both Japanese and U.S. War Department, estimated casualties for greater than from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Morris Jeppson -Weapon Test Officer -Enola Gay Mission- Hiroshima 6 Aug. 1945". Excellent condition.