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Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbits Jr., of Miami, Fla. (standing) pilot of the B-29 Superfortress which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, tells of his experience at a press conference at U.S. Army Strategic Air Force Headquarters at Guam.
Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. (February 23, 1915 – November 1, 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force, best known for being the pilot of the Enola Gay (named for his mother), the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb in the history of warfare. The bomb, code-named Little Boy, was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.