Heritage sells Enola Gay navigator’s flight log for $358,500

DALLAS – The flight log kept by navigator Dutch Van Kirk onboard the Enola Gay during its fateful August 1945 flight to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima sold for $358,500 at Heritage Auction Galleries’ Oct. 25 sale. The price includes a buyer’s premium of 19.5 percent.

Other lots in the auction included letters written by Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, and a lock of hair that documented the capture and death of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

Heritage’s next offering of rare books and manuscripts is scheduled for Feb. 21-22, 2008. For more information, visit www.HA.com.