Captain William Sterling Parsons and Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr. briefed the crew of B-29 Superfortress Crew of USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. waved from the cockpit of Enola Gay, 6 Aug 1945
Captain William Sterling Parsons and Colonel Paul Tibbets, Jr. briefed the crew of B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay' before the Hiroshima attack, 5 Aug 1945Crew of 'Enola Gay' over Hiroshima, Japan: Maj. Thomas W. Ferebee, bombardier; Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. pilot; Capt. Theodore J. Van Kirk, navigator; Capt. Robert Lewis, officer crew; 5 Aug 1945USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', 5 Aug 1945Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. waved from the cockpit of Enola Gay, 6 Aug 1945
Desolated landscape of Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic detonation, post-war, photo 1 of 2; note Paul TibbetTibbets posing in front of an aircraft in full pilot gear, date unknown
Desolated landscape of Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic detonation, post-war, photo 1 of 2; note Paul Tibbet's autographTibbets posing in front of an aircraft in full pilot gear, date unknown
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