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The Resource Return of the Enola Gay, Paul W. Tibbets

Return of the Enola Gay, Paul W. Tibbets

Label
Return of the Enola Gay
Title
Return of the Enola Gay
Statement of responsibility
Paul W. Tibbets
Title variation
Enola Gay
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On August 6, 1945, as the Enola Gay approached the Japanese city of Hiroshima, I fervently hoped for success in the first use of a nuclear type weapon. To me it meant putting an end to the fighting and the consequent loss of lives. In fact, I viewed my mission as one to save lives rather than take them. The intervening years has brought me many letters and personal contacts with individuals who maintain that they would not be alive if it had not been for what I did. Likewise, I have been asked in letters and to my face if I was not conscious stricken for the loss of life I caused by dropping the first atomic bomb. To those who ask, I quickly reply, "Not in the least."
Cataloging source
LAN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tibbets, Paul W.
Dewey number
940.5425
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
T533 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Tibbets, Paul W.
  • Tibbets, Paul W.
  • Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan
  • World War
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Japan
Label
Return of the Enola Gay, Paul W. Tibbets
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Paul Tibbets Book 1998."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Strange destiny -- From corn belt to sun belt -- Target : Hialeah -- A dose of discipline -- The big decision -- Winning my wings -- Fort Benning -- Skeet-shooting with George Patton -- Flying low -- Flying fortress training -- Code name Bolero -- Yankee Doodle goes to town -- Close calls and milk runs -- Mark Clark's secret mission -- Ike goes to war on a two-by-four -- Bombardment in Africa -- Marauders in Algiers -- The Norstad Incident -- Reunion -- Flying blind -- Testing the super fortress -- The flight of the Ladybird : the WASPS and the B-29 -- My secret air force -- The air base at the end of nowhere -- Escaping the shock wave -- The Green Hornet line -- Manhattan in the pacific -- Taunts and jibes -- Last-minute preparations -- Using every inch of the Runway -- "My God, what have we done?" -- The world gets the news -- The luck of the Irish -- End of the war -- Fiasco at bikini -- Testing the B-47 -- "Above and beyond" -- Trouble-shooting years -- Mission to India -- The sad case of Major Eatherly -- Executive jet -- Reflections -- The Enola Gay returns
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages, [21] pages of plates
Isbn
9780970366603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40566286
Label
Return of the Enola Gay, Paul W. Tibbets
Publication
Note
  • "A Paul Tibbets Book 1998."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Strange destiny -- From corn belt to sun belt -- Target : Hialeah -- A dose of discipline -- The big decision -- Winning my wings -- Fort Benning -- Skeet-shooting with George Patton -- Flying low -- Flying fortress training -- Code name Bolero -- Yankee Doodle goes to town -- Close calls and milk runs -- Mark Clark's secret mission -- Ike goes to war on a two-by-four -- Bombardment in Africa -- Marauders in Algiers -- The Norstad Incident -- Reunion -- Flying blind -- Testing the super fortress -- The flight of the Ladybird : the WASPS and the B-29 -- My secret air force -- The air base at the end of nowhere -- Escaping the shock wave -- The Green Hornet line -- Manhattan in the pacific -- Taunts and jibes -- Last-minute preparations -- Using every inch of the Runway -- "My God, what have we done?" -- The world gets the news -- The luck of the Irish -- End of the war -- Fiasco at bikini -- Testing the B-47 -- "Above and beyond" -- Trouble-shooting years -- Mission to India -- The sad case of Major Eatherly -- Executive jet -- Reflections -- The Enola Gay returns
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages, [21] pages of plates
Isbn
9780970366603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40566286

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