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Columbus, OH - Pilot of Plane That Dropped A-Bomb During WWII Dies.

Published on: November 1, 2007 06:56 PM
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Columbus, OH - Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Thursday. He was 92 and insisted for six decades after the war that he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night.


Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest.

Tibbets’ historic mission in the plane named for his mother marked the beginning of the end of World War II and eliminated the need for what military planners feared would have been an extraordinarily bloody invasion of Japan. It was the first use of a nuclear weapon in wartime.

The plane and its crew of 14 dropped the five-ton “Little Boy” bomb on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. The blast killed 70,000 to 100,000 people and injured countless others. [ap]

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 Nov 02, 2007 at 04:40 PM biGwheeel Says:

Anon. 9:46AM In spite of your disparaging "Limudai Chol TEACHERLACH", I wouldn't want the "Higher Education" you attained
if it leads to such "perverted" ,"subverted" conclusions.


 Nov 02, 2007 at 12:41 PM Nuclear peace Says:

You know it's kind of ironic,
but nuclear weapons actually
brings peace to the world.
If they know you have nuclear
weapons, who, in their right
mind (excluding meshugoyim like
Ahmadminajab of Iran), wants to start a war with you?

Could that be why so many years
since WWII we have not had a major
world war? Of course , now, with
a suicide war mentality and religious agenda by Iran, that
scenario may change.
Moshiach Yesterday!!!


 Nov 02, 2007 at 11:11 AM Anonymous Says:

The history I learned in my Ivy league college in 1977 said the alternative to dropping the A-bomb was fire bombing Tokyo like the US did in Dresden. The estimates were many more US casualties and many more Japanese casualties with a longer more costly war. The Soviets did not have a any A-bomb technology by then and it was not until the Rosenbergs and others purloined it from the US. Before you rank out "limudie chol teacherlach" with your anti-US revisionists hysteria, I too am fully aware that most universities these days are very left wing and will say a lot to discredit the US. What makes you so sure your propaganda is true. I got a masters in US history from Yale. Did you?


 Nov 02, 2007 at 10:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Although you seem to have a rational reason as to why the US dropped the bomb this is obviously your own opinion, so you dont have to trash other posts for their own equally meritorious opinions as well. Additionally, to discredit the fact that the US dropped the bomb to bring a swift and complete end to a war that caused the greatest loss of human life ever recorded is just innacurrate. Get your facts straight and stop spewing your bulls*** anti yeshiva garbage.


 Nov 02, 2007 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

I admire him, he was a real hero, he did what was right and that's why we speak english today not Japanese, may Hashem rest his soul in peace!


 Nov 02, 2007 at 09:46 AM Anonymous Says:

According to what evidence (as opposed to propaganda) did he save a million Americans? Cut it out. This propaganda was junked 30 years ago. The whole reason for dropping the bomb was to create fear in the USSR, who the US was afraid was going to take western Europe. But I don't expect your limudei chol teacherlach to have ever explained any of this, much less anything else in history that's not printed in the newspapers.


 Nov 02, 2007 at 03:57 AM arele Says:

I would have done the same thing


 Nov 02, 2007 at 12:47 AM Anonymous Says:

8:48, frumkeit has nothing to do with this. Ais Milchamah V'Ais Shalom.


 Nov 02, 2007 at 12:06 AM Mark Levin is The Great One Says:

And like a true American Hero he never regretted it! He never turned on his country like John "F Student" Kerry did.


 Nov 02, 2007 at 12:00 AM biGwheeel Says:

Tibbets [the son and pilot of the Enola Gay] was one of the last guys with common sense and a clear conscience, who didn't confuse the issues and did not suffer bleeding-heart syndrome. He knew [and kept it up front in his conscience] that what he did was unpleasant, but had to be done for the greater good of his nation and the world.


 Nov 01, 2007 at 11:41 PM Anonymous Says:

May G-d bless his soul!!


 Nov 01, 2007 at 11:10 PM Joseph Says:

He killed 80,000 Japs, and saved a million US soldiers lives.


 Nov 01, 2007 at 09:39 PM Anonymous Says:

he might killed 100,000 peaple in one shot not a half a million and to prevent tham from killing a few million others and by tham this was justifeid atleast the same as going to the iranians to support them is jutifeid by the NKKKKKKKK KOKOKOKOKOKo


 Nov 01, 2007 at 09:28 PM Anonymous Says:

you got it.


 Nov 01, 2007 at 08:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Is someone here actually proposing a bloodthirsty solution to the Middle East situation?? And when Arabs say the same thing back, you cry "anti-semite!" Gevalt!! This represents frumkeit, erlichkeit? Gevalt! And that guy killed a half million innocent Japanese in one shot!


 Nov 01, 2007 at 07:43 PM Anonymous Says:

I'd like to see a Big Boy dropped on Iran.


 Nov 01, 2007 at 07:31 PM conservative Says:

Tibbets we really could use you doing the same to the middle east! Chaval Al DeUvdin.....


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