I met Paul Tibbets in the early 70's when my aircraft was temporarily in the Executive Jet hanger in Columbus, Ohio. I found him to be a man of character and humility, a man of whom I have the utmost respect. I suggest that anyone interested in the most complete and accurate account of the bombing to go to . This is his personal web site and contains a world of information. It is probably the best organized and designed web site I have yet to navigate. I had always wanted personally autographed photos of Tibbets and the Enola . I was overjoyed when I received them, along with his book "Return of the Enola ", also autographed. I consider these among my most prized possessions.

On June 8,1994, Brigadier General Paul Tibbets delivered a statement which in my opinion is one of the finest I have ever read. I urge you to take a moment and read this masterpiece. I am presenting the entire speech verbatim as it was a news release by the Airmen Memorial Museum. General Tibbets expresses his feelings concerning the inappropriate handling of the Enola by the Smithsonian. His speech will be the introduction to the purpose of this article, which is about the politically slanted handling of the entire Enola episode.

Paul Tibbets and Crew

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