AUTHORTibbets, Paul W. / Stebbins, Clair / Franken, Harry
TITLEThe Tibbets Story
PUBLISHERStein and Day Publishers
CITYNew York, NY

In this book, Paul Tibbets recounts the story of his life, war years, and the mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. He describes his childhood, his parents, his pre-war time at a military academy and in the army, and the many missions he flew during World War II over Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific, including the first daytime bombing of occupied Europe and his shuttling Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower to Gibraltar at the beginning of the North African campaign. Tibbets, who piloted the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, particularly details the preparation for that bombing, the bombing itself, and reactions to it. He ends by setting forth his opinions on the propriety of the Hiroshima bombing.

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