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  • Paul Tibbets Interview [Studs Terkel interviews Enola Gay pilot]

    12/21/2010 5:52:03 PM PST · by Kimmers · 11 replies
    AV Web ^ | 11/01/2007 | editor
    Studs Terkel: We're seated here, two old gaffers. Me and Paul Tibbets, 89 years old, brigadier-general retired, in his home town of Columbus, Ohio, where he has lived for many years. Paul Tibbets: Hey, you've got to correct that. I'm only 87. You said 89. Studs Terkel: I know. See, I'm 90. So I got you beat by three years. Studs Terkel: Now we've had a nice lunch, you and I and your companion. I noticed as we sat in that restaurant, people passed by. They didn't know who you were. But once upon a time, you flew a plane...
  • President Truman

    08/10/2010 9:48:43 PM PDT · by slapshot · 18 replies
    Pres Truman Thank you for the hard decisions that allowed my grandpa to live
  • YES, I'D DROP THE BOMB AGAIN

    05/25/2010 3:52:48 PM PDT · by Repeal The 17th · 91 replies · 1,644+ views
    Express U.K. ^ | Tuesday May 25,2010 | Ed Pilkington
    Theodore Van Kirk is sitting at his desk in a detached bungalow in the gated community outside Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives. The room is cluttered with boxes, trinkets, shelves full of books on wartime history and photographs of planes on the walls...
  • OBITUARY: Morris R. Jeppson, 87, an Enola Gay weaponeer who armed atomic bomb

    04/07/2010 4:56:35 PM PDT · by traumer · 25 replies · 898+ views
    Morris R. Jeppson, 87, one of two weaponeers who armed the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, prompting the surrender of Japanese troops and the end of World War II, died March 30 at a hospital in Las Vegas. His family could not provide a specific cause of death but said he had been hospitalized for back pain and a severe headache. Known as "Dick," Mr. Jeppson was a 23-year-old Army Air Forces second lieutenant when he boarded the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber, for what would be his first and only combat mission. It was the...
  • ANTI-AMERICAN PROTESTERS HOLD HIROSHIMA DAY EVENT

    08/02/2008 9:19:16 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 53 replies · 229+ views
    SHATNERFAN1706
    Hiroshima Day remembrance. In California, Moonbats will be ragging on America again for defeating Japanese fascism. Corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Sunday, August 3, 2008. Counters are needed. From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Paul Tibbets and “The Family of Man”

    11/01/2007 11:58:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies · 126+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 11/1/07 | ltn72
    When I was a child, my mother had one of the early coffee table books on display in the living room. “The Family of Man” (http://www.amazon.com/Family-Man-Greatest-Photographic-Exhibition/dp/B000J1AMR6/ref=sr_1_1/103-5108515-2439061?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193940207&sr=1-1) was, to a kid in grade school in the mid-50s, a fascinating book. There was little TV in those days, few magazines for kids, and of course, no video games, computers, or cell phones. This book’s 500 or so black and white pictures, taken from many magazines, showed a vast array of people from many nations engaged in a wide variety of activities. I spent hours and hours staring at the pictures, fascinated. I...
  • Paul Tibbets Jr., who flew plane that dropped first atomic bomb, dies at 92

    11/01/2007 8:43:44 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 155 replies · 1,035+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Thursday, November 1, 2007 10:29 AM
    Paul Tibbets Jr., who flew the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb — on Hiroshima, Japan — died this morning at his East Side home. He was 92. Tibbets had suffered small strokes and heart failure in his final years and had been in hospice care. He was born in Quincy, Ill., but grew up in Miami after his father moved the family there. See link for complete story. Tibbets fell in love with flight and, at age 12, volunteered as a backseat assistant to a biplane pilot, dropping leaflets for the Curtiss Candy Co. at fairs, carnivals and...
  • The Moral Lesson of Hiroshima

    07/28/2006 8:20:58 AM PDT · by mjp · 147 replies · 2,920+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | April 29, 2006 | John Lewis
    On August 6, 1945 the American Air Force incinerated Hiroshima, Japan with an atomic bomb. On August 9 Nagasaki was obliterated. The fireballs killed some 175,000 people. They followed months of horror, when American airplanes firebombed civilians and reduced cities to rubble. Facing extermination, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. The invasion of Japan was cancelled, and countless American lives were saved. The Japanese accepted military occupation, embraced a constitutional government, and renounced war permanently. The effects were so beneficent, so wide-ranging and so long-term, that the bombings must be ranked among the most moral acts ever committed. The bombings have been...
  • ENOLA GAY CREW - - "NO REGRETS"

    08/06/2005 9:33:51 PM PDT · by jordan8 · 44 replies · 1,532+ views
    www.enolagay.org ^ | 8-6-05 | ?
    ENOLA GAY CREW - - "NO REGRETS" Columbus, Ohio (August 6, 2005) - On this occasion, the surviving members of the Enola Gay crew would like the opportunity to issue a joint statement. This year, 2005, marks the sixtieth year since the end of World War II. The summer of 1945 was indeed an anxious one as allied and American forces gathered for the inevitable invasion of the Japanese homeland. President Truman made one last demand, one final appeal. Together with Great Britain's Churchill, and Russia's Stalin, the President of the United States urged the Japanese to " … proclaim...
  • Hiroshima, in the words of Enola Gay's bombardier - No regrets for Col. Tom Ferebee, hometown hero

    08/06/2005 6:25:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 3,014+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/5/05 | JAMES L. MARTIN
    Sixty years ago today, Hiroshima, Japan, became the first target of an atomic bomb, with Nagasaki the second target three days later. Thus, a war that lasted four years was ended in four days. To those who decry the devastation caused by President Truman's decision to develop and detonate this awesome weapon, I remind them of the lives saved, not lost. I'm very proud of the fact that my uncle was not only a member of the Enola Gay that dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, the first atomic bomb in history, but he was actually the bombardier. The bottom line,...
  • Dropping the bomb that ended the war

    08/06/2005 1:58:16 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 13 replies · 916+ views
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 5, 2005 | Brian Williams
    They insist they were ordinary men serving their country. But when the crew members of the Enola Gay arrived on the flight line on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, they knew instantly it wasn’t an ordinary mission... Van Kirk: No one was officially telling anybody else anything about it. And if you figured it out for yourself, you better well keep it quiet... ... When the bomb left the airplane, you’ve got the surge of course of releasing 9,400 pounds right away. Tibbets went into the turn 150 degrees to the right, pushed the nose down, lost about 2,000...
  • Still no regrets for frail Enola Gay pilot (Col. Paul Tibbets)

    08/06/2005 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 76 replies · 17,335+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 6, 2005 | Mike Harden
    The mind of the pilot whose B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb often seems more prisoner than resident of his bantamweight body wracked by injury, ailments and 90 years of living. In the months before today’s 60 th anniversary of his mission to Hiroshima, Paul Tibbets was hobbled by a pair of spills that fractured two vertebrae. For a while, his appetite disappeared, his weight dropped alarmingly, and he railed against the fates torturing him in his waning years. "I’ve never been incapacitated a damned day of my life," he groused two months ago, daily downing enough OxyContin to make...
  • Sixty years on, Americans support Hiroshima bombing

    08/05/2005 4:04:08 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 28 replies · 1,714+ views
    CHANTILLY, Va. and a loaded weight of 140,000 pounds (63,500 kilograms) dominates a hangar filled with historic military and civil aircraft, ranging from a Japanese kamikaze plane to the first passenger jet to the supersonic Concorde. Air Force veteran Greg Culpepper, 55, a tourist from North Carolina, said he had no doubt that President Harry Truman did the right thing 60 years ago. "If it hadn't been for Truman dropping that bomb, just think of how many Americans would have been killed if we had had to invade," he said. "We're a peace-loving people and we don't want war, but...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Father P. Siemes and Hiroshima (8/6/1944) - August 5th, 2005

    08/04/2005 9:13:05 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 53 replies · 1,688+ views
    see educational sources | Father P. Siemes
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • America's 'Terrible Thing' (Get ready to puke)

    08/02/2005 8:39:52 AM PDT · by jstassis · 63 replies · 1,730+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Aug 2, 2005 | James Carroll
    AT LEAST God told Moses the truth. Before laying on him the requirements of a monotheistic faith that would immediately cause violent conflict with idol-worshipers, God said, ''It is a terrible thing that I will do with you." And so it was. The statement comes in the very verses of Exodus that define the covenant God makes with Moses and his harried people. ''I shall do marvels," God promises. But it is the certainty of ''the terrible thing" that defines this relationship going forward. The terrible thing, first, of permanent war against the Amorites, the Canaanites, and their eternal successors....
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    08/01/2005 7:21:44 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 147 replies · 3,351+ views
    Colorado Gold ^ | 8-1-2005 | Don
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki While most may not remember the details, they do know about that famous B-29 bomber which dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan, for all practical purposes ending World War Two. The Smithsonian has completed a cosmetic restoration of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bombs, and is now on display. As expected, a large sized hullabaloo has arisen over the way Harry Truman decided to end the war. Various old saws are paraded about, such as the hackneyed and untrue one that, "The Japanese had already sued for peace," "Atomic weapons shouldn't...
  • Gen. Paul Tibbets turns 90 (where is the media?)

    02/23/2005 6:36:23 AM PST · by Borges · 48 replies · 1,850+ views
    Preparing for take-off Bob Cardin and his crew tow the Glacier Girl out of her home hanger Friday morning. The P-38 plane is due to make a special appearance in Atlanta, Ga., for the 90th birthday of General Paul Tibbets, the pilot who flew the Enola Gay that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Cardin says this is the 'biggest' event that Glacier Girl has done yet and CNN news will be doing an exclusive interview with Roy Shoffner, the plane's owner. The event will also feature a scaled down reenactment of Operation Bolero - the same operation that put her...
  • Enola Gay pilot Tibbets returns to Saipan after 59 years

    06/16/2004 5:53:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 36 replies · 541+ views
    http://www.japantoday.com ^ | Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 08:42 JST | (Wire reports)
    Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 08:42 JST SAIPAN — Paul Tibbets, the American pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, on Wednesday returned to the small island from where he launched the attack 59 years ago. Tibbets, a retired Air Force brigadier general, is visiting the Northern Marianas to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan in which American forces liberated this U.S. territory from Japanese occupation forces in World War II. On Wednesday he visited Tinian Island where on Aug 16, 1945, he took off in a B29 bomber named Enola Gay and flew to Hiroshima...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Colonel Paul Tibbets - May 10th, 2004

    05/10/2004 12:00:18 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 133 replies · 7,735+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies The Decision That Launched The ENOLA GAY - April 23rd, 2004

    04/23/2004 12:00:05 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 106 replies · 1,037+ views
    see educational sources
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • 'My God What Have We Done'

    03/28/2002 5:54:37 PM PST · by 2Trievers · 136 replies · 1,016+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 28 2002
    The Enola Gay co-pilot's log book recording the horror of having just dropped the first atomic bomb in war was the most chilling item on auction in a sale of U.S. historical documents. The winning bid for Capt. Robert Lewis's log chronicling the "Little Boy" mission that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, was $350,000. "It is a uniquely important document," dealer Seth Kaller said about the Enola Gay log. "It's one of the greatest moments, but one of the most terrible, of the century. It's a terribly sad record. I think that affects the...
  • Ugly History Hides in Plain Sight

    12/17/2003 8:05:00 AM PST · by boris · 40 replies · 308+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12-17-2003 | Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
    The Smithsonian's display of the Enola Gay bomber sidesteps any controversy over the atomic attacks on Japan. By Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin are co-authors of a forthcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. This week, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum unveiled a fully restored, finely polished artifact of World War II — a Boeing B-29 "Superfortress." This particular airplane — the Enola Gay — is the centerpiece of the museum's sleek new $311-million annex. [snip] Of course there is, and the museum's brief label provides a...
  • Protester damages historic plane

    12/16/2003 4:04:53 AM PST · by chambley1 · 71 replies · 619+ views
    Northern Virginia Journal ^ | 12/16/03 | John Rossomando
    Monday's opening of the National Air and Space Museum's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was marred by a protester who damaged one of the museum's historic aircraft. The B-29 Enola Gay's fragile aluminum-alloy skin was damaged when a glass bottle filled with red paint was thrown at the aircraft from a walkway above it. The bottle hit the plane's left side, denting an area just below the third row of windows and then shattered on the floor. ``There was a pop, then a splat, then I turned around and saw that there was some damage to the airframe,'' said an...
  • Atomic bomb victims protest against Enola Gay (Dent Plane)

    12/16/2003 11:58:52 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 143 replies · 3,945+ views
    herald sun ^ | 17dec03
    VIRGINIA – Grief stricken Hiroshima survivors yesterday confronted the newly restored Enola Gay, the American plane that dropped the world's first atomic bomb. Six survivors and about 50 peace activists visited a new museum, where the restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress has just gone on public display, holding pictures of hideously burned victims among tens of thousands killed or injured by the 1945 blast.Two men were arrested after a bottle of red paint, meant to symbolise blood, was thrown, denting a panel on one side of the plane – parked in a new annex to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space...
  • Winged Icons Roll Out of Mothballs (Unveiling of Newly Refurbished Enola Gay)

    12/14/2003 2:35:19 PM PST · by bush8years · 2 replies · 138+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 14, 2003 | Hope Crystal
    <p>CHANTILLY, Va. -- There it was, that gleaming silver Boeing B-29 Superfortress: huge, plump, and more evocative now, as a retired bomber on clunky yellow stands, than on the morning of its major mission, before it changed the world.Fully assembled for the first time in 40 years, the Enola Gay is a chilling centerpiece in the National Air and Space Museum's new companion facility, opening tomorrow at Dulles International Airport.</p>
  • Rebuilding of Enola Gay draws praise, opposition

    12/13/2003 7:40:45 AM PST · by Holly_P · 31 replies · 226+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 12/13/03 | Ken Kaye
    As the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the Enola Gay has been revered and loathed for ending World War II and launching the nuclear age. For most of the past 58 years, it has been stored in pieces out of public view. Now, as of Monday, the big four-engine B-29 Superfortress will be displayed for the first time fully intact and meticulously restored in a new Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibit near Washington Dulles International Airport.
  • Japanese Join American Nay-Sayers in Protesting Enola Gay Exhibit

    12/11/2003 6:51:57 AM PST · by microgood · 40 replies · 373+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Dec 11, 2003 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Survivors of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Japan plan to protest the Smithsonian Institution's new aircraft museum in suburban Virginia, because the exhibit includes the Enola Gay -- the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The Japanese will be joined by Americans who strongly oppose the Bush administration's nuclear policies. The Smithsonian Institution's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - an annex of the Air and Space Museum -- is scheduled to open on Monday in a huge new building near Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. In anticipation of that event,...
  • Sneak Peek of the new National Air and Space Museum

    12/10/2003 11:38:44 AM PST · by abner · 10 replies · 220+ views
    Victim of Circumstance ^ | 12/8/03 | Victim of Circumstance
    SEE THE NEW STEVEN F UDVAR-HAZY CENTER BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC OPENING!!!! When the opportunity arises to get into the hottest new aviation museum in the world a week before the general public, who would say no? So, on December 6, 2003, through the blinding snow, I headed south out of the Philadelphia area and five hours later (a normal three hour drive) I arrived just outside of Washington, DC. The destination? The end of the runway of Dulles International Airport. To be exact, the new Smithsonian Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center. I'm going to be very brief and let the...
  • U.S. owes Japan no apology at Hiroshima plane exhibit

    12/06/2003 11:58:37 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 65 replies · 1,724+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 5, 2003 | NEIL STEINBERG SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    There is a museum in Tokyo dedicated to Japan's ample history of warfare. But if you visit the plainly named Military Museum, you will find no reference to the grotesque medical experiments the Japanese army conducted in World War II or the sex slaves it kidnapped. The Rape of Nanking, when rampaging Japanese troops raped and murdered hundreds of thousands of Chinese, is airbrushed into the "Nanking Incident'' and the facts are said to be uncertain. Civilian deaths aren't mentioned at all until the Americans begin firebombing Tokyo in 1944. This is par for the course. In Japanese textbooks the...
  • Enola Gay exhibit criticized for omitting Japanese casualties

    11/08/2003 5:23:52 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 53 replies · 350+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 08 Nov 03 | Kyodo News
    Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 01:57 JST WASHINGTON The Smithsonian Institution has received a petition from a group of nearly 200 scholars, writers and others criticizing its plans to exhibit the Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War II, without mentioning Japanese casualties, an institution official said Thursday. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which plans to put the completely reassembled Enola Gay on public display on Dec 15 when its new facility opens near Washington Dulles International Airport, will announce its response to the petition Friday, the official said. The petition urges the...
  • Smithsonian 'Enola Gay' Exhibit 'Bombs Again' As Anti-War Activists Decry Hiroshima Omission

    11/05/2003 7:41:44 AM PST · by the_greatest_country_ever · 234 replies · 619+ views
    The New York Times | November 2, 2003
    Smithsonian 'Enola Gay' Exhibit 'Bombs Again' As Anti-War Activists Decry Hiroshima Omission Criticism Meets New Exhibit of Plane That Carried A-BombBy ELIZABETH OLSON WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 — When officials at the Smithsonian Institution unveiled a new home for the World War II bomber the Enola Gay in August, they had hoped to avoid the kind of controversy that had previously plagued efforts to exhibit the airplane that carried the first atomic bomb. Not likely. Now a group of scholars, writers, activists and others have signed a petition criticizing the exhibit for labeling the Enola Gay as "the largest and...
  • 150 sign petition criticizing Enola Gay exhibition plan (barf 2 w/link to barf 1)

    11/04/2003 3:49:53 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 15 replies · 119+ views
    150 sign petition criticizing Enola Gay exhibition plan WASHINGTON — Nearly 150 scholars, writers and others have signed a petition criticizing the Smithsonian Institution's plans to exhibit the newly reassembled Enola Gay without mentioning the damage caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II. The petition will be sent to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Wednesday asking it to change the way of exhibiting B-29 Superfortress bomber, American University Professor Peter Kuznick, the initiator of the petition, said Monday. (Kyodo News)
  • Smithsonian bombs again

    11/04/2003 2:02:12 AM PST · by sarcasm · 74 replies · 297+ views
    Denver Post ^ | November 4, 2003
    When it comes to the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, the Smithsonian Institution seems able to do no right. In 1994, the museum enraged World War II veterans with a display that implied the United States has unjustly committed aggression against Japan.In August, the reassembled Enola Gay, named for command pilot Col. Paul Tibbets Jr.'s mother, was put on display near Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. This time, criticism came from scholars, writers and antiwar activists angered that the exhibit focuses on the B-29's technological advances...
  • Don't mention the war: Smithsonian exhibits plane that bombed Hiroshima

    11/03/2003 2:43:33 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 29 replies · 867+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 11/04/03 | Rupert Cornwell
    Damned if you do ... and damned if you don't. Such must be the mood of weary resignation of the organisers of the latest attempt to exhibit the Enola Gay - the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan just over 58 years ago - in Washington. Back in the mid-1990s, the first display of one of the most significant aircraft in history fell foul of a bitter dispute about the venerable Smithsonian Institute's version of the events which led to the Enola Gay's fateful mission over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.Veterans' groups and conservative politicians were...
  • Enola Gay Protest Set for Dec 15 (BARF ALERT)

    09/25/2003 8:12:04 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 64 replies · 1,150+ views
    From: elder@chesapeake.net Date: Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:58 pm Subject: Enola Gay Protest Set for Dec 15 - Next Meeting at AU 10/2 A determined group of academics and activists drew up plans at American University last night to organize opposition to the public unveiling of the Enola Gay set for December 15 at the Air and Space Museum's new complex in Dulles, Virginia. The Enola Gay is the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, incinerating the city and killing an estimated 140,000 Japanese. Representatives from Peace Action, Catholic Worker, DC Antiwar...
  • Rebuilt Enola Gay Unveiled in Washington; "Most Glorious Bird Ever To Take Wing"

    08/19/2003 9:24:57 AM PDT · by the_greatest_country_ever · 240 replies · 1,644+ views
    Yahoo ^ | August 19,2003
    Rebuilt Enola Gay Unveiled in Washington Mon Aug 18, 2:13 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It carried the most destructive weapon of World War II and now the Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, is going on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. Aircraft Rebuilt The reassembled B-29 Superfortress was unveiled to the media on Monday in a hangar near Dulles International Airport at the museum's new annex which opens on Dec. 15. "This airplane is a part of our history and it is a part of who we are," said Dik...
  • Enola Gay set to go on display in DC

    08/18/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 64 replies · 1,102+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 18 August 2003 | Reuters (ugh)
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- It carried the most destructive weapon of World War II and now the Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, is set to go on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.</p>
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Father P. Siemes and Hiroshima (8/6/1944) - Aug. 6th, 2003

    08/06/2003 12:00:09 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 109 replies · 1,487+ views
    Father P. Siemes
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces...
  • Enola Gay's radio operator Richard Nelson dies at 77

    02/06/2003 9:42:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 624+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/6/03 | AP -Los Angeles
    <p>The B-29 superfortress Enola Gay lands at its Tinian base after its historic atomic bombing mission over Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.</p> <p>LOS ANGELES(AP) - Richard Nelson, the radio operator aboard the Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, has died. He was 77.</p>
  • Excerpt:Chapter 19-Reunion

    10/08/2001 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 3 replies · 738+ views
    Return of the Enola Gay ^ | 1998 | Paul W. Tibbets
    Here is a little tale that suddenly seems highly relevant. A tale of guns and money and government corruption as told by an old pilot from the greatest generation. (Note: keep in mind in 1943 a descent house with indoor plumbing (a big deal in those days) could be had for about $8000.00. Cars were anywhere from $800.00 to $1200.00. He was traveling with a chunk of change and NO trigger locks on the guns!) A Paul Tibbets Book 1998- "Return of the Enola Gay" © Paul W. Tibbets Published and distributed by Mid Coast Marketing, 1620 E. Broad St ...