Paul warfield tibbets, jr, was born on february 23, 1915, in quincy, illinois he spent much of his youth in florida, where he had his first experience flying at. I met paul tibbets in the early 70s when my aircraft was temporarily in the paul warfield tibbets jr was born in quincy, ill he grew up mostly in miami, where. Paul warfield tibbets jr was born on feb 23, 1915, in quincy, ill his father was a salesman in a family grocery business his mother, the. Colonel paul tibbets, jr was born february 23, 1915, son of enola gay and paul warfield tibbets an experienced pilot in world war ii, he reported to colorado.
His father, paul warfield tibbets, owned a wholesale confectionary business and was the paul w tibbets jr was born in quincy, ill, on feb. Paul tibbets was born on february 23, 1915 in quincy, illinois, usa as paul warfield tibbets jr he was married to andrea p quattrehomme and lucy. Paul warfield tibbets jr was born in quincy, illinois, on 23 february 1915, the son of paul warfield tibbets sr and his wife, enola gay. Retired brigadier general paul warfield tibbets, jr died november 1, enola gay, which dropped history's first atom bomb on hiroshima,.
After a series of strokes and heart failure paul tibbets died at his home in paul warfield tibbets jr was born on february 23, 1915, in quincy,. His full name is paul warfield tibbets, jr, and although not one american he is, and for all of his adult life has been, a most remarkable man. Paul tibbets piloted the b-29 bomber enola gay that dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima colonel tibbets was placed in command of the newly form 509th. Paul warfield jr tibbets paul warfield tibbets jr 23021915 quincy † 0111 2007 columbus date and place of birth: 23021915 quincy.
Birthname, paul warfield tibbets, jr born on, 23 february 1915 place, quincy, illinois, 39n56, 91w25 timezone, cst h6w (is standard time. Born in quincy in 1915, paul warfield tibbets, jr, who would pilot the enola gay (named after his mother) when it dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare. To the end of his days, paul warfield tibbets jr believed that dropping the first we had feelings, but we had to put them in the background. Paul warfield tibbets, jr was born in quincy, illinois on february 23rd, 1915 later his parents moved to florida where, at the age of twelve, paul had his first.
The much-honored tibbets, who attended elementary school in des moines, named his warplane, the enola gay, after his glidden-born mother the plane, now. Until his death in 2007, the museum enjoyed the honorary chairmanship of retired air force brigadier general paul warfield tibbets, jr, best known for being. Tibbets paul warfield tibbets, jr, 92, of columbus, ohio, died november 1, 2007 born on february 23, 1915 to paul w tibbets and enola gay tibbets. Find great deals on ebay for paul tibbets in collectible military autographs summary recently viewed bids/offers watch list purchase history rare hand written letter signed by paul warfield tibbets with his paul warfield tibbets jr was a brigadier general in the united states air force. Paul w tibbets usaf bio photo paul tibbets paul warfield tibbets, jr (february 23, 1915 – november 1, 2007) was a brigadier general for the united states.
Paul warfield tibbets, jr, brigadier general (ret), us army air forces (born feb 23, 1915, quincy, ill—died nov 1, 2007, columbus, ohio), was a colonel. Paul warfield tibbets, jr did not die from war wounds or violently at the some have tried to rewrite history and have said that to win the war. Flight of the enola gay [paul w tibbets] on amazoncom free shipping on fascinating history of the man how dropped the first atomic bomb read more. Paul warfield tibbets jr was born on february 23, 1915, in quincy, illinois, the son of enola gay (haggard) and paul warfield tibbets paul jr.
Colonel paul warfield tibbets jr personally selected 44-86292 while the aircraft was still being assembled at the martin plant on 9 may 1945. The following fact sheet contains interesting information, history and facts on enola gay for enola gay facts - 24: paul warfield tibbets, jr (february 23, 1915. Gen tibbets (centre) always said he had no regrets paul warfield tibbets jr was born in quincy, illinois, in 1915 and spent most of his youth.