Co-signed by Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. - Pilot of the Enola Gay, and Capt. Paul Tibbets - B-2 Spirit Pilot
Situation: On August 6th 1945, then Colonel Paul W. Tibbets Jr. piloted the B-29 Enola Gay on what would prove to be one of the most momentous flights in history. As commander of the 509th Composite Group, Col. Tibbets organized, trained, and led the hand selected crew members who comprised the world's first atomic bomb wing. Today the legacy of this famous unit lives on with the newly organized 509th Bomb Wing and today's successor to the legendary B-29, the B-2 Spirit. It is only fitting that Gen. Tibbets' grandson, Captain Paul Tibbets IV, is building on this tradition as a mission pilot flying the B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri.
General Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. - Pilot of the Enola Gay