Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pilot of Enola Gay dies

Peacefully in his bed ironically.

Paul Tibbets, the American bomber pilot whose plane Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, has died.

Last words? " I am Jack the Ripper."

He was 92 and insisted almost to the end he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night.

In a bomb shelter.

Paul Tibbets polarised the world - some say he was a hero, others branded him a war criminal. Tibbets himself characterised his actions as that of an officer carrying out his duty.

All I know is this. If there is a heaven and St. Peter really is waiting at the gates, he's probably got some explaining to do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

where ever he ends up, you know there are going to be thousands of Japanise to kick his ass

November 08, 2007 10:40 AM  

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