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A b/w reproduction of a photograph that boggles the mind - in mint condition shape, as items go.THE STATEMENT RUNNING ACROSS THE BOTTOM IS IN THE HAND OF BOB CARON. Bob Caron was a 19-yr old kid from Brooklyn selected by Pilot Paul Tibbets for the tail gunner position. Bob recalled asking Tibbets when halfway to the target whether they were splitting atoms that day. He recollected Tibbets responded in the affirmative. Just imagine hearing that, right then.To get away from an Atomic Blast required in this case to train to be able to practically whip a B-29 Superfortress (under tremendous physical pressure from the effects of a very heavy bomb drop) onto its tail, as if to hang for just a moment over the target atop a city - after an explosion. Bob snapped a photograph from the tail, because being a kid from Brooklyn he had sneaked a camera in. Later life, he could describe quite explicitly what he saw happening below him, right then, that day.You see other B-29's spread like a flock. You see the insignia on the tail of Enola Gay as flown to the target was other than the insignias on the ground. There was a reason for that, of course.This combination of signatures and the fact of Bob's involvement in its creation means I'm not anxious to see it go but if it does - the winner has landed a great prize, really - an Icon almost. Thank you.