Thursday, November 01, 2007

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. Dies

Man Who Dropped Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Dies at 92

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr., the pilot and commander of the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, died Thursday, a spokesman said. He was 92.

Tibbets died at his Columbus home after a two month decline from a variety of health problems, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest, Newhouse said.

He said Tibbets wanted to be cremated, his ashes scattered, but his family had not yet determined how he would be laid to rest.



Blogger Pat said...

May Paul Tibbets rest in peace. A brave soldier and patriotic American to whom America and the world owes an enormous debt of gratitude. May God bless him and deliver his soul.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

G-d bless and keep this great American. He did a difficult thing and probably saved 5 million people doing it. I hope his conscience was clear when he went, no issue has been so badly lied about for so many years.


2:45 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

I read the article linked to Donal's blog. General Tibbets said, "I sleep clearly every night."

7:41 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Good, he did what had to be done. It wasn't easy or fun, and I'm sure there was some spiritual tussling. But he did what was needed.
May G*D comfort and keep his family. And hopefully they will obey his wishes. He is right, and there is no need to make a rallying place at the expense of family and friends!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone of us living today owes this man and his crew a debt of graditude as deep as an ocean. General Tibbets once observed "I didn't bomb Pearl Harbor, I didn't start the war but I finished it''. Yes you did General. Thank you, thank you for my freedom. Johnnymac.

9:06 AM  

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