WWII United States Army Air Force General Paul Tibbets
Army Air Corps / Army Air Force / 1937-1966
Widely recognized as a superior aviator, Brigadier General Paul Tibbets was chosen to head 509th Bombardment Group based on Tinian.
Tibbets guided the development of the flight profiles and procedures that were utilized on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic missions, and was the pilot of the
for the Hiroshima mission.
Tibbets retired from the Air Force in 1966 after 29 years of distinguished service to the United States.
11 April 1991 / 1000 Hrs
foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
afterword by Senator John McCain
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