Enola Gay Weapons Officer Jeppson justifies the use of the Atomic Bomb and also feels sorrow for those killed, in a handwritten note on a Photo of Hiroshima after the blast
Category: World War II
Item Number: 12761
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. 11" x 8 1/2" black and white photo of Hiroshima after the devastation of the atomic bomb. Jeppson Inscribed with a historical note justifying the use of the Bomb and also feeling sarrow for those killed by it, He writes in his hand: "So many have written or spoken to me: Veterans of the War, who were to be in the invasion of Japan, AN INVASION THAT DID NOT HAPPEN Children and grandchildren, who say they might not be here today had the invasion occurred. Many, who suddenly in August 1945 found they would soon be home. Many in Japan today are alive because the war ended. There is sorrow for those killed or injured by the two Atomic bombings. But the war ended quickly. A worse future did not happen. Morris Jeppson -Weapon Test Officer -Enola Gay Mission- Hiroshima 6 Aug. 1945". Excellent condition.