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  1. Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Hiroshima

    ... morning was a beautiful, bright morning. As we approached, Colonel Tibbets’s bomb doors opened. Major [Tom] Ferebee, who was the ... mission. I did not expect to see the city disappear. Paul Tibbets , pilot of the Enola Gay : The whole sky lit up when it ...

    alevy - Aug 4 2017 - 09:49

  2. The Other Wendover Commander

    ... Manhattan Project’s top military commanders, who assigned Colonel Heflin to be commander of the 216th Army Air Force's Base Unit Special ... much of the work done on the Manhattan Project. Colonel Paul Tibbets, who commanded the 509th Composite Group which dropped the bombs ...

    alevy - Dec 29 2016 - 11:59

  3. 216th Army Air Forces Base Unit

    ... Army Air Forces Base Unit. At Wendover Airfield in Utah, Colonel Clifford Heflin , the head of the 216th, shared command with Colonel Paul Tibbets, the head of the 509th.   Organization As the Manhattan ...

    smairson - Dec 5 2016 - 15:06

  4. Clifford Heflin

    Colonel Clifford Heflin was a decorated member of the Armed Forces, serving in ... Unit Special Airfield. Colonel Heflin, along with Colonel Paul Tibbets, who commanded the 509th Composite Group which dropped the bombs on ...

    bwythe - Jun 22 2015 - 12:59

  5. 509th Composite Group Collection Now Available

    ... was,” remarked radio operator Abe Spitzer . Even after Colonel Paul Tibbets, just before the missions, revealed that the 509 th ’s purpose ...

    rsrere - Oct 27 2015 - 11:20

  6. Anniversaries of the Atomic Bombings

    ... to debate  the decision to drop the bomb.   Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima,  ...

    alevy - Aug 4 2017 - 14:20

  7. Robert A. Lewis

    ... before leaving for Tinian Island. Lewis was hand selected by Colonel Paul Tibbets to serve as captain of the Enola Gay for his calm demeanor and ...

    rdannehy - Jun 29 2016 - 11:19

  8. Manhattan Project Spotlight: Deak Parsons

    ... phony as a three dollar bill. He’s wearing the eagles of a colonel and claims that he is a captain.” These were the words of the MP ... Capt. William "Deak" Parsons and Col. Paul Tibbets briefing the 509th Composite Group crews ...

    nweisenberg - Nov 4 2016 - 15:39

  9. Spotlight: Why Join the Manhattan Project?

    ... don't think you stand around and ask, ‘Is it right?’” Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bomb on ...

    smairson - Jun 2 2017 - 13:37

  10. Wendover, UT

    ... and the Manhattan Project In September 1944, Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets selected Wendover Air Force Base as the training site for the ... of civilian and military scientists. In January 1945, Colonel Clifford Heflin assummed command of the 216th Base Unit as the new ...