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by Paul W. Tibbets


Enola Gay: The Bombing of Hiroshima.

Enola Gay: The Bombing of Hiroshima. I would also recommend the masterpiece, American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (23 February 1915 – 1 November 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (23 February 1915 – 1 November 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. He is best known as the pilot who flew the B-29 Superfortress known as the Enola Gay (named after his mother) when it dropped Little Boy, the first of two atomic bombs used in warfare, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Tibbets enlisted in the United States Army in 1937 and qualified as a pilot in 1938

The Enola Gay (/ɪˈnoʊlə/) is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets

The Enola Gay (/ɪˈnoʊlə/) is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, piloted by Tibbets and Robert A. Lewis it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan, and caused the near-complete destruction of the city.

Start by marking Return Of The Enola Gay as Want to Read . I had the enormous pleasure of meeting Paul Tibbets at the Air and Space Museum in Washington DC and he autographed books and gave a lecture as well. Many decades later, I feel he still struggles morally with what he did.

Start by marking Return Of The Enola Gay as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. He, like each and every one of us would, rationalizes what he did, what the United States did and how it worked out.

Paul W. Tibbets J. 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 his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92. His granddaughter Kia Tibbets, of Columbus, said in confirming the death that General Tibbets had been in failing health for several months. In the hours before dawn on Aug. 6, 1945, the Enola Gay lifted off from the island of Tinian carrying a uranium atomic bomb assembled under extraordinary secrecy in the vast endeavor known as the Manhattan Project.

Signed and inscribed by Paul W. Tibbets. Just about all anyone knows about Paul Tibbets is that he was the pilot of the B-29 from which the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, ultimately leading to the quick and decisive end of World War II. But besides this action, which saved hundreds of thousands of Japanese and American lives, Tibbets also had a wide and varied career both in and out of the military. This book tells the story of his life and of his aviation career.

Энола Гей Тиббетс (Enola Gay Tibbe t s) (1890-1966), урождённая Хаггард, американская домохозяйка, мать Пола Тиббетса, лётчика Бомбардировочной авиации ВВС США. Своё необычное имя получила в честь главной героини романа Энола, или её роковая ошибка, популярного в 1880-е годы.

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First edition.
Siratius
This book is really biograhy about the pilot's, Paul W Tibbets, and includes the story of the dropping of the A bomb and his life before and afterwards. I had never read the stsory of the crews who dropped the first two bombs and wanted to do so. In light of the current opinion of many people who say "we should have never done such a terrible thing", his book puts the decision into its context of 1945 after four years of world war.. This decision to drop the atomic bombs was not a "knee jerk" decision by a few war-mongers.
Fonceiah
This book is a fascinating history of one man whose place in history will never be forgotten. He was the man who dropped the bomb on Japan. This is the story of his life, time in service and what he did latter in life and it makes for a fascinating first person account of the first time atomic weapons were used in combat.

I found it interesting that Tibbets spent quite a bit of time writing about the political forces within organizations that drive men crazy. I saw this first hand. My father did too. These "clicks" and self promoting officers created a living hell for him. He could be right about one topic and regardless the negativity and jealously of others became counterproductive and have lasting affects.

One of the things I liked most about this book is the fact that Tibbets sets the record straight on his crew. None of them held remorse or had physiological issues after the war regarding the bombing of Hiroshima. They understood this was an act of war...and one that could save many lives...regardless of what a destructive and devastating blow it was to the military and civilian population of the city.

It's interesting to note that his grandson spent time in the air force flying B2 bombers designed to deliver modern versions of his grandfather's atomic bomb. As Tibbets said, he is grateful his grandson never had to perform such a mission, but it is good to know that someone stands ready to defend or nation.

If you enjoyed this book and are interested in more history of the atomic bomb program I would suggest reading Richard Rhoads, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. I would also recommend the masterpiece, American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. In addition I would suggest, Now it Can be told, by General Leslie Groves, the man in charge of the project to build the bomb.
Usic
Paul Tibbetts was an amazing guy who was largely responsible for giving us the world we have and the country we love. His actions and decisions and abilities made the Manhattan project into an effective end to WWII. I knew little of his story, and this autobiography was greatly enlightening and humbling. We owe this man far more than he received during his lifetime.

"I shall not look upon his like again" Hamlet
Jozrone
This is about the life of one of America's most accomplished aviators and what he thought of his experiences, which, of course, some are extraordinary. The book is very well written and easy to read. Although I knew much about Paul Tibbets, There were many surprises in this book.
Framokay
Amazing life of Paul Tibbets and the history that he made
Kazijora
I'm reading this to my blind WWII vet dad and who was on the island of Tinian on that fateful day and we're both absorbed. And our little bonus, turns out the copy we bought was autographed :-).
Buridora
Facinating book on how things played out for Paul Tibbets in history. And not only for Tibbets, but for the world at large. It is story about a man that loved flying, and how his skills were used to help bring WWII to a close.
Great gift--brought back memories for a 92 yr old.
Return Of The Enola Gay ebook
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Paul W. Tibbets
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