Kaz Suyeishi, Advocate for Hibakusha, Dies
The Rafu ShimpoKaz Suyeishi, Advocate for Hibakusha, Dies at 90 - Rafu ShimpoThe Rafu ShimpoMary Kazuye Suyeishi, who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, would have the audience repeat these words with her whenever she gave a ...and more »
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 7:47 pm
Leadership changes at Whiteman - The Daily
The Daily Star-JournalLeadership changes at WhitemanThe Daily Star-JournalFollowing the change of command Friday at Whiteman Air Force Base, everyone gathered for the ceremony sings the "Air Force Song," including Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, commander, Eighth Air Force and a former 509th Bomb Wing commander; the ...and more »
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 10:22 am
Veterans - Aerotech News (blog)
Aerotech News (blog)VeteransAerotech News (blog)Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell AFB, Kan. Tibbets IV' grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 6:50 pm
Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies
Rapid City JournalGrandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29Rapid City JournalBrig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets' grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 10:03 am
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV Flies B-29
Warbirds NewsBrig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV Flies B-29 “Doc”Warbirds NewsMark Novak, left, a B-29 Superfortress pilot and Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., pose for a photo inside Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell AFB, Kan. Tibbets' grandfather ...and more »
Posted on 12 June 2017 | 8:11 pm
US pilot Robert Lewis' flight plan for
The documents which include the flightplan (pictured) and eyewitness account of the bombing were compiled by the co-pilot of the plane which carried out the mission have been put up for sale.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 8:21 pm
Previously unseen WW2 drawings show how
Never-before-seen diagrams used to plan and execute the dropping of the world's first atomic bomb have emerged - 70 years after the mission. They detail exactly how and when the crew of the Enola Gay bomber was to unleash the deadly payload over Hiroshima in 1945.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 1:17 pm
Staggering never-before seen plans document
THESE never-before-seen plans show the planning and execution of the dropping of the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War Two.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 6:42 am
Hiroshima military plans expected to fetch
Bonhams is auctioning rare documents from the Hiroshima atomic bombing in New York (diagram shown). They were compiled by Captain Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 3:57 am
Paul Tibbets' Grandson Will Command B-2
Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV To Lead 509th Bomber Wing There is a new commanding officer for the 509th Bomber Wing ... the Air Force's B-2 nuclear bomber unit ... and it's someone with a family history in that arena.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:08 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