ENOLA GAY CREW (PAUL W. TIBBETS) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 182590
ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS. Typed Letter signed: "Paul Tibbets", 1p, 8½x11. Columbus, Ohio, 1979 May 15. On letterhead of Executive Jet Aviation, Paul Tibbets President to William Kulick, Southern High School, Baltimore, Maryland.
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ENOLA GAY CREW: PAUL TIBBETS. Typed Letter signed: "Paul Tibbets", 1p, 8½x11. Columbus, Ohio, 1979 May 15. On letterhead of Executive Jet Aviation, Paul Tibbets President to William Kulick, Southern High School, Baltimore, Maryland. In full: "Sorry to have taken so long to respond to your letter of April 24th wherein you asked for comments on two questions. Your question, "What were your feelings on the day the bomb was dropped and your feelings afterwards" is fully discussed in 'The Tibbets Story'. I suggest you review it to save me repeating. As to 'How the bomb looked when it hit Hiroshima', there is no way to tell because we could not look at it (the bomb) or the area due to the turn we had to make. You can also read that description in the book. Best wishes". US Army Air Force Colonel Paul W. Tibbets was responsible for the organization, training and command of the world's first nuclear strike force. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Colonel Tibbets piloted the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named after his mother, on its mission to drop the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb killed 66,000 and injured 69,000 people, not including long-term victims of radiation exposure. However, the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 9) hastened the surrender of Japan, ending WWII. Fine condition.
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