Tibbets, Paul W., Jr.
1915 - 2007

November 2012

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

BBC News.  Hiroshima Bomb Pilot Dies Aged 92.  November 1, 2007.
Available online at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7073441.stm
May not be available on Maxwell .mil network.

Enola Gay Remembered - The Official Website of Ret. General Paul W. Tibbets. 
Available online at: http://www.enolagay.org/

Legends of Airpower.  Paul Tibbetts. 
Available online at: http://legendsofairpower.com/biographies/Tibbets.htm
Short biography with black-and-white photo and video clip.  Video clip may not be available on Maxwell .mil network.

The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association.  Col. Paul Tibbets.
Available online at: http://www.mphpa.org/classic/HF/Biographies%20-%20Men/tibbets.htm

Motts Military Museum.  Paul W. Tibbets: Career Highlights. 
Available online at: http://www.mottsmilitarymuseum.org/tibbets.html

Sherman, Stephen.  Paul Tibbets and the Enola Gay.  November 2002.
Available online at: http://acepilots.com/usaaf_tibbets.html
Updated June 29, 2011.

U.S. Air Force biography.  Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. 
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7387
Official Air Force biography.


Benton, Jeffrey C.  They Served Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men.  Maxwell AFB, FL, Air University Press, 1999.  78 p.
Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., pp 47-48.
"After World War II, Colonel Tibbets was-a student in the first class of the Air Command and Staff School (1946-47)."--pp 48.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA421981
Book call no.: 358.41709761 B478t

Caron, George R. and Meares, Charlotte E.  Fire of a Thousand Suns: The George R. "Bob" Caron Story, Tail Gunner of the Enola Gay.  Westminster, CO, Web Publishing, 1995.  272 p.
Foreword by Paul W. Tibbets.
Book call no.: 940.5425092 C293f

Greene, Bob.  Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War.  New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.  295 p.
"Duty is the story of three lives connected by history, proximity, and blood; indeed, it is many stories, intimate and achingly personal as well as deeply historic.  In one soldier's memory of a mission that transformed the world - and in a son's last attempt to grasp his father's ingrained sense of honor and duty - lies a powerful tribute to the ordinary heroes of an extraordinary time in American life."--Book jacket.
Book call no.: 306.8742 G799d

Tibbets, Paul W.  Flight of the Enola Gay.  Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Buckeye Aviation Book Company, 1989.  316 p.
Book call no.: 92 T552f

Tibbets, Paul W.  The Tibbets Story.  New York, Day Books, 1981.  316 p.
Book call no.: 92 T552t


Bennett, Raul C.  Three Project Warrior Articles for Combat Crew Magazine.  Maxwell AFB, AL, April 1987.  28 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 B4712t


Bennett, Raul C.  An interview with Brig. Gen Paul W. Tibbets.  Combat Crew  37:22-25  October 1987.

Bennett, Raul C.  Training for the Mission to Hiroshima.  Combat Crew  37:4-6  August 1987.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., 1915-2007.  Air Force Magazine December 2007.
Scroll down to Gen. Tibbets obituary.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2007/December%202007/1207world.aspx

Correll, John T.  Atomic Mission.  Air Force Magazine  93:73-76  October 2010.
"The crew of the Enola Gay guessed--but had not been told--what the weapon in its bomb bay was."--P. 73.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Documents/2010/October%202010/1010atomic.pdf

Desjarlais, Orville F., Jr.  An American Hero: Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., 1915 - 2007.  Airman  52:42  January-February 2008.
"Later in the war, General Tibbets switched to the B-29 Superfortress and trained a strike force to drop the first atomic bomb at Wendover, Utah, then the unit, the 509fh Composite Wing, deployed to the Pacific Ocean island of Tinian to await their strike orders."--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/212244457?accountid=4332

Holritz, Robert T. and Hodge, Peggy E.  Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets: Interview.  Flying Safety  47:4-9  November 1991.

Honoring Their (crew of the Enola Gay) Sacrifices, Not Judging Their Role in History.  Sergeants  33:16-17  July 1994.

In Memoriam.  Air Power History  55:65-67  Spring 2008.
Obituary for U.S. Air Force Retired Brig. Gen. Paul Warfield Tibbetts, Jr.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31331335&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Paul Tibbets and the Bomb.  Chicago Tribune, p 2, col 6, November 4, 2007.
"Just hang a sign on the nose of the plane," [Paul Tibbets Jr.] said in 2001.  "Have the sign say: 'We did what we were supposed to do.'" --Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/420625003?accountid=4332


Greene, Bob.  Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War.  Novato, CA, Soundelux Audio Pub, 2000.  2 sound cassettes, 3 hrs.
"Abridged." Read by Denis deBoisblanc.
Audio call no.: 306.8742 G799da

Jennings, Peter.  Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped.  Orland Park, IL, MPI Home Video, 1998.  1 videodisc, 67 min.
"This documentary television film examines the reasons behind the decision to use the atom bomb against Japan during World War II."--Abstract.
Video call no.: 355.825119 H668

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