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|Birth name||Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr.|
23 February 1915|
Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||1 November 2007
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|| United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
|Years of service||1937–1966|
|Commands held||340th Bombardment Squadron
509th Composite Group
308th Bombardment Wing
6th Air Division
|Battles/wars||World War II:
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
Air Medal (4)
|Other work||Charter Pilot and President of Executive Jet Aviation|
Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr (February 23, 1915 – November 1, 2007) was a Brigadier general for the United States Air Force from 1937 to 1966. Paul is famous for dropping the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the B-29 Superfortress called Enola Gay. He was born in Quincy, Illinois.
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General Carl Spaatz decorates Tibbets with the Distinguished Service Cross after the Hiroshima mission
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