Paul Tibbets

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Birthday
23, 1915
Birthplace
Quincy, IL
Death Date
Nov 1, 2007 (92)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
23, 1915
Birthplace
Quincy, IL
Death Date
Nov 1, 2007 (92)

About

United States Air Force Pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy," decimated the city and killed 135,000 people, including civilians and American POWs.

Before Fame

He enrolled at the University of Cincinnati with the hope of becoming an abdominal surgeon.

Trivia

His plane, the Enola Gay, dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan.

Family Life

He married Andrea Quattrehomm following his divorce from Lucy Wingate. He had three sons named James, Gene, and Paul III Tibbets.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American astronaut, Gus Grissom.