Paul Tibbets Dies at 92

Paul Tibbets Dies at 92

Colonel Paul Tibbets

Brigadier General Paul Tibbets,  the pilot of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died November 1, 2007 at his home in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 92.   A key player in the Manhattan Project, General Tibbets became a symbol of the controversial nature of the project in the 1990s, when the Enola Gay was displayed at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  

The New York Times has his obituary here.