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RETURN OF THE ENOLA GAY PAUL W. TIBBETS, First edition | Black Water Museum Collection

  • 出版者 ‏ : ‎ Mid Coast; 1st版 (1998年8月31日)

  • 語言 ‏ : ‎ English

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 339 頁

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0970366604

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0970366603

Col. Tibbets was solely responsible for the organization, training, and command of the world's first nuclear strike force・ On the morning of August 6, 1945, Col. Tibbets flew the Enola Gay into the future by dropping the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. THIS IS HIS STORY!


Military Service Awards and Decorations

★ Distinguished Service Cross ★ American Defense Service Medal

★ Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster

★ Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters

★ Purple Heart

★ Legion of Merit

★ European Campaign Medal

★ Joint Staff Commendation Medal

★ European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal witli three bronze service stars

★ WWII Victory Medal

★ Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars

★ National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star

★ American Campaign Medal

★ Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

★ Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver loop

"'General Tibbets was an outstanding pilot, officer and group commander. Iam delighted that

the story of this fine officer and his accomplishments are finally being told. ”

—J.H. Doolittle

Lt. General, USAF, Retired

''General Tibbets" mission to Hiroshima was an example of textbook perfection. ”

—Curtis E. LeMay

General USAF, Retired

On August 6,1945 as the Enola Gay approached the Japanese city of Hiroshima, I fervently boped for success in the first use of a nuclear type weapon. To me it meant putting an end to the fighting and the consequent loss of lives. In fact, I viewed my mission as one to save lives rather than take them. The intervening years has brought me many letters and personal contacts with individuals who maintain that they would not be alive if it had not been for what I did. Likewise, I have been asked in letters and to my face if I was not conscious stricken for the loss of life I caused by dropping the first atomic bomb. To those who askf I quickly reply, "NOT IN THE LEAST”

—Paul W. Tibbets

Brig. General USAF, Retired


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