When challenged by Norstad, Tibbets said he would lead the mission himself at 6, feet if Norstad would fly as his co-pilot. We get to that point where I say "one second" and by the time I'd got that second out of my mouth the airplane had lurched, because 10,lbs had come out of the front. On request, he gave a friendly wave for the cameras. As a boy he was very interested in flying. The release at
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Paul Tibbets on Dropping the Atomic Bomb
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He says he just got a call from General Uzal Ent [commander of the second air force] at Colorado Springs, he wants me in his office the next morning at nine o'clock. Thomas, Gordon ; Morgan-Witts, Max He gave me an explanation which probably lasted 45, 50 minutes, and they left. That's what I believe in and that's what I work for. We've fought many enemies at different times.