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    United States Air Force pilot

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  1. The life of Paul Tibbets. In the early hours of 6 August 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress bomber loaded with a 10,000-pound atomic bomb nicknamed 'Little Boy'. Tibbets guided the plane, named after his mother Enola Gay, from Tinian Island in the Pacific Ocean towards its intended target – the Japanese city of ...

  2. Nov 2, 2007 · Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr., the Army Air Forces pilot whose bombing run over Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 introduced nuclear war, died Thursday at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92. Brig. Gen....

  3. Nov 1, 2007 · Paul Tibbets, the pilot and commander of the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during the Second World War, died Thursday. He was 92.

  4. Nov 1, 2007 · Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died at his home in Columbus, Ohio after suffering a number of health problems. He was 92 ...

  5. Nov 2, 2007 · Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the commander and pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final days of World War II, died yesterday at...

  6. Resources. Biographies. Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, Jr. (1915-2007) Tibbets was born in Quincy, Illinois on February 23rd, 1915. Though his parents wanted him to become a doctor, was determined to fly and on February 25th, 1937, he enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Corps at Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

  7. Paul Tibbets, Jr. (1915 – 2007) rose to brigadier general in the United States Air Force. As a colonel, he piloted the Enola Gay, which dropped the Little Boy bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Flight Training and Early Success.

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