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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

50. General Paul Tibbets

Columbus, Ohio. February 20, 1985. Paul Tibbets was commander of the 509th Airborne Division, whose mission was to air-drop America's first atomic bombs. Tibbets himself piloted Enola Gay, the B-29 that bombed Hiroshima.

"I would like to believe that nuclear weapons as such will never be used again, but I'm no that naïve. I think they will be, just because we have them. The question is, how to use them?"

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