Enola Gay Pilot Dies at 92
Posted on Nov 1, 2007
Paul Warfield Tibbits Jr., the man who flew the Enola Gay to drop the “Little Boy” A-bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, has died at 92 in Columbus, Ohio. Tibbits, who named his B-29 after his mother, requested that his grave be unmarked to thwart potential protesters.
The five-ton “Little Boy” bomb was dropped on the morning of 6 August 1945, killing about 140,000 Japanese, with many of them dying later.
On the 60th anniversary of the bombing, the three surviving crew members of the Enola Gay - named after Tibbet’s mother - said they had “no regrets”.