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Posted on 4 October 2018 | 10:20 am
Former commander at Whiteman forced to
Former commander at Whiteman forced to retirePlainview Daily HeraldPaul Tibbets IV will stop work on Oct. 19, and retire Dec. 1. Brown says the Air Force began investigating in May 2017 after concerns were raised about Tibbets, who was commanding the 509th Bomb Wing near Knob Noster, Missouri, at the time. Brown says ...and more »
Posted on 3 October 2018 | 8:25 am
President Obama to visit Hiroshima - 3news
President Obama to visit Hiroshima3news (press release) (blog)The bomb was nicknamed “Little Boy” and was thought to have the explosive force of 20,000 tonnes of TNT; Colonel Paul Tibbets, a 30-year-old colonel from Illinois, led the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Japan; The Enola Gay, the plane which dropped ...
Posted on 2 October 2018 | 2:12 am
Report: Allegations force former Whiteman
Kansas City StarReport: Allegations force former Whiteman AFB cmdr. to retire | The ...Kansas City StarAccusations against Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV ranged from inappropriate comments about women to failure to report attempted suicides. He is the grandson of ...Barksdale general, atomic bomber's grandson forced out of Air ForceShreveport Timesall 2 news articles »
Posted on 1 October 2018 | 11:01 am
Air Force general to retire, investigation
KTBSAir Force general to retire, investigation finds misconductKTBSAn Air Force general and grandson of the man whose plane dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima is retiring after an Inspector General investigation substantiated multiple allegations of misconduct. Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV will retire on Dec. 1 ...and more »
Posted on 30 September 2018 | 8:33 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