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General Spatz (left) awards Colonel Tibbets (right) on his return from dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He received an immediate brave decoration after he got out of the Enola Gay plane on 6 August 1945. The dropping of the bomb forced the Japanese army to submit and is considered the most important event in the American defeat against the Japanese in World War II
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Never seen photos of the flight crew who dropped & # 39; the world's first atomic bomb that welcomed a heroes on their return from the historic mission have come to light.

The black and white images show the 12 airmen posing for photo's moments after the B-29 bomber & # 39; Enola Gay & # 39; returned to the base in the aftermath of the devastating attack on Hiroshima in Japan.

A photo is from pilot Colonel Paul Tibbets who receives an immediate brave adornment from a general after he gets out of the plane.

General Spatz (left) awards Colonel Tibbets (right) on his return from dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He received an immediate brave decoration after he got out of the Enola Gay plane on 6 August 1945. The dropping of the bomb forced the Japanese army to submit and is considered the most important event in the American defeat against the Japanese in World War II

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General Spatz (left) awards Colonel Tibbets (right) on his return from dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He received an immediate brave decoration after he got out of the Enola Gay plane on 6 August 1945. The dropping of the bomb forced the Japanese army to submit and is considered the most important event in the American defeat against the Japanese in World War II

Col. Tibbets is depicted in the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. When he returned after the mission, Tibbets became a celebrity and national hero. He was considered the man who ended the war with Japan.

Col. Tibbets is depicted in the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. When he returned after the mission, Tibbets became a celebrity and national hero. He was considered the man who ended the war with Japan.

Col. Tibbets is depicted in the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. When he returned after the mission, Tibbets became a celebrity and national hero. He was considered the man who ended the war with Japan.

The cockpit crew of the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb. The 9,000 pound uranium-235 bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the ground and immediately killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people. The heat caused some to disappear immediately

The cockpit crew of the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb. The 9,000 pound uranium-235 bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the ground and immediately killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people. The heat caused some to disappear immediately

The cockpit crew of the Enola Gay before dropping the Atomic Bomb. The 9,000 pound uranium-235 bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the ground and immediately killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people. The heat caused some to disappear immediately

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There is also an image of him who was swung out of the cockpit window 12 hours earlier when the & # 39; Enola Gay & # 39; takes off at 2 AM on 6 August 1945.

The bombing killed more than 140,000 people and triggered the end of the world two.

The album, with 88 images, was collected by an American pilot who served at the base on the island of Titian in the Pacific during the Second World War.

Enola Gay comes ashore after dropping the first Atomic Bomb. German auctioneer, Andreas Thies, a German auctioneer, has offered the collection of photos, owned by a French collector, and they expect to reach £ 3,000

Enola Gay comes ashore after dropping the first Atomic Bomb. German auctioneer, Andreas Thies, a German auctioneer, has offered the collection of photos, owned by a French collector, and they expect to reach £ 3,000

Enola Gay comes ashore after dropping the first Atomic Bomb. German auctioneer, Andreas Thies, a German auctioneer, has offered the collection of photos, owned by a French collector, and they expect to reach £ 3,000

Russell R. Carlson and Sam San Fratello in Tinian, Marianas. The blast destroyed large buildings and more than 90 percent of the city's doctors and nurses were killed in the blast, leaving few people behind to help the wounded
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Russell R. Carlson and Sam San Fratello in Tinian, Marianas. The blast destroyed large buildings and more than 90 percent of the city's doctors and nurses were killed in the blast, leaving few people behind to help the wounded

Russell R. Carlson and Sam San Fratello in Tinian, Marianas. The blast destroyed large buildings and more than 90 percent of the city's doctors and nurses were killed in the blast, leaving few people behind to help the wounded

Military personnel in Tinian, Marianas. The black and white images show the 12 airmen posing for photo's moments after the B-29 bomber & # 39; Enola Gay & # 39; returned to the base in the aftermath of the devastating attack on Hiroshima in Japan

Military personnel in Tinian, Marianas. The black and white images show the 12 airmen posing for photo's moments after the B-29 bomber & # 39; Enola Gay & # 39; returned to the base in the aftermath of the devastating attack on Hiroshima in Japan

Military personnel in Tinian, Marianas. The black and white images show the 12 airmen posing for photo's moments after the B-29 bomber & # 39; Enola Gay & # 39; returned to the base in the aftermath of the devastating attack on Hiroshima in Japan

It is now on sale at a French collector with German auctioneer Andreas Thies, who expects to raise £ 3,000.

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A spokesperson for an auction house said: & The album was definitely compiled by an American soldier stationed on the island during the war.

& # 39; These are historically important, rough and unseen images of one of the most important historical events in military history. & # 39;

Other images on the album include aerial shots of mainland Japan, including one of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

An aerial photo of Japan shows the emperor's palace in the foreground to the left of the photo. This photo was taken during a previous mission to the city that destroyed the city of Hiroshima when American troops codenamed the atomic bomb & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; dropped on the city

An aerial photo of Japan shows the emperor's palace in the foreground to the left of the photo. This photo was taken during a previous mission to the city that destroyed the city of Hiroshima when American troops codenamed the atomic bomb & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; dropped on the city

An aerial photo of Japan shows the emperor's palace in the foreground to the left of the photo. This photo was taken during a previous mission to the city that destroyed the city of Hiroshima when American troops codenamed the atomic bomb & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; dropped on the city

The B-29 on a runway in Tinian, Marianas. The blast flattened more than six square miles (10 square km) of the city, with fires burning for three days, leaving thousands of survivors burned and homeless.
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The B-29 on a runway in Tinian, Marianas. The blast flattened more than six square miles (10 square km) of the city, with fires burning for three days, leaving thousands of survivors burned and homeless.

The B-29 on a runway in Tinian, Marianas. The blast flattened more than six square miles (10 square km) of the city, with fires burning for three days, leaving thousands of survivors burned and homeless.

The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. As seen in the caption of the photo, the bomb fall became a & # 39; history-making flight & # 39; called

The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. As seen in the caption of the photo, the bomb fall became a & # 39; history-making flight & # 39; called

The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. As seen in the caption of the photo, the bomb fall became a & # 39; history-making flight & # 39; called

The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. Three days after Hiroshima was flattened, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six days later and ended the Second World War

The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. Three days after Hiroshima was flattened, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six days later and ended the Second World War

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The cockpit crew just after the return of the Enola Gay. Three days after Hiroshima was flattened, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six days later and ended the Second World War

Ten years after the & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; had fallen on Japan, the longer-term effects of the bombs were noted, including an increase in leukemia

Ten years after the & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; had fallen on Japan, the longer-term effects of the bombs were noted, including an increase in leukemia

Ten years after the & # 39; Little Boy & # 39; had fallen on Japan, the longer-term effects of the bombs were noted, including an increase in leukemia

There are also photos of the men of the 313th Bombardment wing relaxing on the beach, away from the horrors of their mission.

After the war, the Enola Gay returned to the US, where it was operated from Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico.

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It was then transferred to the Smithsomian Institution's storage facility in Suitland, Maryland in 1961.

About 80,000 people, at that time about 30 percent of the population of Hiroshima, were killed by the blast and the resulting fire storm, with tens of thousands more perishing by the effects of the radiation in the months that followed.

The sale takes place on September 28.

The cancer caused by radiation-targeted children, with cases that appeared two years after the bomb and a peak four to six years later

The cancer caused by radiation-targeted children, with cases that appeared two years after the bomb and a peak four to six years later

The cancer caused by radiation-targeted children, with cases that appeared two years after the bomb and a peak four to six years later

Return of the B-29 from a commission on July 4, 1945
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Return of the B-29 from a commission on July 4, 1945

Return of the B-29 from a commission on July 4, 1945

The B-29 bomber can be seen loading in preparation for the Hiroshima mission. Research estimates that 46 percent of leukemia deaths at the bomb sites from 1950 to 2000 were due to radiation from the bombs, with a total of 1,900 deaths from cancer related to the atomic bomb

The B-29 bomber can be seen loading in preparation for the Hiroshima mission. Research estimates that 46 percent of leukemia deaths at the bomb sites from 1950 to 2000 were due to radiation from the bombs, with a total of 1,900 deaths from cancer related to the atomic bomb

The B-29 bomber can be seen loading in preparation for the Hiroshima mission. Research estimates that 46 percent of leukemia deaths at the bomb sites from 1950 to 2000 were due to radiation from the bombs, with a total of 1,900 deaths from cancer related to the atomic bomb

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI?

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay.

The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki, Japan is shown
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The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki, Japan is shown

The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki, Japan is shown

The 9,000 pound uranium-235 bomb exploded 1,900 feet (580 meters) above the ground, killing between 60,000 and 80,000 people immediately, some immediately disappearing from the heat of the massive explosion.

Others died when the fire tore through the city and an estimated 135,000 people died from radiation sickness.

The blast flattened more than six square miles (10 square km) of the city, with fires burning for three days, leaving thousands of survivors burned and homeless.

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With large buildings such as hospitals destroyed and more than 90 percent of the city's doctors and nurses killed in the explosion, little help was available for the wounded.

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay. Three days later, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay. Three days later, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay. Three days later, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki

Three days later, a second American atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki.

Japan surrendered six days later and ended the Second World War.

Ten years later, the long-term effects of the bombs were noted, including an increase in leukemia – a blood cancer that was not included in the study.

It is said that the cancer affects children disproportionately, with cases appearing two years after the bomb and peaking four to six years later. IBT reported.

The Radiation Effects Research Foundation estimates that 46 percent of leukemia deaths at the bomb sites from 1950 to 2000 were due to radiation from the bombs, with a total of 1,900 deaths from cancer associated with the atomic bomb.

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