The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul.
Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (23 February 1915 – 1 November 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. He is best known as the pilot who flew the B-29 Superfortress known as the Enola Gay (named .. 35—the Enola Gay departed North Field for Hiroshima, Japan, with Tibbets at the controls. Tinian was.
Paul Tibbets, who piloted the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb, has died at age 92. On Aug. 6, 1945, Tibbets' B-29 dropped the nearly five-ton bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. He told NPR in 2000 that the suggestion that the atomic attack was morally wrong was.
Today is Hiroshima Day. Paul Tibbets, the man who piloted the Enola Gay on its mission to Japan, tells Studs Terkel why he has no regrets.
On August 6, 1945, US bomber the Enola Gay launched the world's first attack, dropping an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.