Paul Tibbets

United States Air Force pilot (1915-2007)

Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. (February 23, 1915November 1, 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force and the pilot of the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.

Paul Tibbets


  • I'm proud that I was able to start with nothing, plan it, and have it work as perfectly as it did... I sleep clearly every night.
    • 1975 interview [1]

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