He said, "You got another one of those damn things? Sweeney, Charles; Antonucci, James A. He said, "Go take a look at the bases, and call me back and tell me which one you want. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated,  and his ashes were scattered over the English Channel ;  he had flown over the Channel many times during the war. Archived from the original on 2 February It was the atomic bomb, the first ever. Spaatz said, "Thank you, sir, it's a great honour and I appreciate it.
I said, "Well, I've had some trigonometry, some physics.
Paul Tibbets on Dropping the Atomic Bomb
I sleep clearly every night. Tibbets later received an invitation from President Harry S. The name was painted on the aircraft on 5 August by Allan L. These modifications included an extensively modified bomb bay with pneumatic doors and British bomb attachment and release systems, reversible pitch propellers that gave more braking power on landing, improved engines with fuel injection and better cooling,   and the removal of protective armor and gun turrets. Number one, I got into the air corps to defend the United States to the best of my ability. When he was eight, his family moved to Hialeah, Floridato escape from harsh midwestern winters. Restoration work began inand would eventually requirestaff hours.
The second bomb was dropped and again they were silent for another couple of days. Twenty thousand tons - that's equivalent to how many planes full of bombs? Each one of them had a job to do. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. At 29 years of age I was so shot in the ass with confidence I didn't think there was anything I couldn't do.