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Posted on 10 August 2018 | 10:31 am
Bockscar: The Aircraft and The Second
Avgeekery (blog)Bockscar: The Aircraft and The Second Mission That Almost Didn't HappenAvgeekery (blog)Perhaps the second most famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber ever, B-29-36-MO Air Force serial number 44-27927, flew a mission that up until three days earlier had never been flown. 44-27927 was a specially modified block 35 B-29. The aircraft was ...
Posted on 9 August 2018 | 3:52 pm
The bomb that ended the war -
AirForceTimes.comThe bomb that ended the warAirForceTimes.comTibbets, then a colonel in charge of the 509th Composite Group, had honed his unit of 15 B-29 Superfortresses into one of the finest Air Force bombardment outfits ever assembled. Operating from Tinian Island in the Marianas, then considered the largest ...and more »
Posted on 8 August 2018 | 6:02 pm
Last surviving crew member of Hiroshima
American Military NewsLast surviving crew member of Hiroshima bombing mission has 'no regrets,' 73 years laterAmerican Military NewsAfter his training, recruiting official Col. Paul Tibbets approached Gackenbach to join a dangerous mission that could end the war, if successful. Tibbets and a group of officers – the 509th Composite Group – underwent months of training in Wendover, Utah.
Posted on 8 August 2018 | 11:26 am
Last surviving crew member has 'no regrets'
Minnesota Public Radio NewsLast surviving crew member has 'no regrets' about bombing HiroshimaMinnesota Public Radio NewsGackenbach enlisted in the Army Aviation Cadet Program in 1943. After completing his training, he was approached by Col. Paul Tibbets, who was recruiting officers for a special mission. Tibbets said it would be dangerous but if they were successful, it ...Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing ...NPRall 1,179 news articles »
Posted on 7 August 2018 | 4:26 am
Feature - Ready, set....load
He provided his crew with the tools and they performed. Whiteman leadership, to include Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets VI, 509th Bomb Wing commander, will be representing the load crew in attending the score postings at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20 and 21.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:26 am
Fairmont facility lives on at less hectic
The historical marker near Highway 81 to the west of the base reads: "In September 1944 Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets visited Fairmont and selected the 393rd Bomb Squadron of the 504th to join the 509th Composite Group at Wendover Field, Utah. This group dropped ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:15 pm
What are the effects of radiation on humans?
August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, flown by Colonel Paul Tibbets, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. The survivors, known as hibakusha, sought relief ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 9:58 am
A brush with history: Meeting the navigator
But there was little mention of the crew of the B-29, hastily named the Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, Col. Paul Tibbets, Jr. My connection with the Enola Gay was meeting the navigator on that mission, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk. We met at the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:06 am
Atomic Bombs or Democracy
A few days ago Spiegel Online published an article about Paul Tibbets, the death-pilot of the Hiroshima bomb titled “The Unrepentant Mass Murderer” . The focus should not be on a cynical individual personality but on the civilization abyss that ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 11:01 pm