A World War II-era military helmet signed by three important figures involved in ending the war in the Pacific theater is part of the premier auction on Collect.com Auctions. The new online auction began May 29 and will end 10 p.m. ET June 18. There are currently 1,200 lots up for bids, including a wide variety of vintage and modern sports collectibles.
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Following are the military items currently up for bid on Collect.com:
Signed WWII Military Helmet with Enola Gay crewmembers Paul Tibbets, Ferebee Van Kirk. This World War II-era military helmet is signed by three important figures involved in ending the war in the Pacific theater. The helmet involves three members of the Enola Gay, the plane used to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945, changing warfare forever and ultimately ending World War II.
Each signed this helmet in silver in very clear handwriting with inscriptions. Ferebee added “Bomadier 6 aug. 1945.” Van Kirk signed “Dutch Van Kirk Navigator - Enola Gay Hiroshima - 6 Aug 1945.” Tibbets added “Pilot 6 AUG 1945.” A great military piece marking a monumental time in U.S. history. JSA certified. MIN BID $300 CLICK HERE to see the listing
1942 WWII Military Aircraft Recognition Silhouette Cards Complete Four-Deck Set with matching key books in original boxes.
Complete four-deck set of 1942 WWII Military Aircraft Recognition Silhouette Cards from the Air Ministry. All four decks in their original packaging, with the orange set still sealed. Key books identify the planes by name, purpose and size. All complete, Near Mint condition. Perfect for the military buff. CLICK HERE to see the listing
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