Paul Tibbets Birthday, Date of Birth

Paul Tibbets

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (23 February 1915 – 1 November 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. He is best known as the pilot who flew the B-29 Superfortress known as the Enola Gay (named after his mother) when it dropped Little Boy, the first of two atomic bombs used in warfare, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Tibbets enlisted in the United States Army in 1937 and qualified as a pilot in 1938. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he flew anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic. In February 1942, he became the commanding officer of the 340th Bombardment Squadron of the 97th Bombardment Group, which was equipped with the Boeing B-17. In July 1942, the 97th became the first heavy bombardment group to be deployed as part of the Eighth Air Force, and Tibbets became deputy group commander. He flew the lead plane in the first American daylight heavy bomber mission against Occupied Europe on 17 August 1942, and the first American raid of more than 100 bombers in Europe on 9 October 1942. Tibbets was chosen to fly Major General Mark W. Clark and Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gibraltar. After flying 43 combat missions, he became the assistant for bomber operations on the staff of the Twelfth Air Force.

Tibbets returned to the United States in February 1943 to help with the development of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. In September 1944, he was appointed the commander of the 509th Composite Group, which would conduct the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the war, he participated in the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946, and was involved in the development of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet in the early 1950s. He commanded the 308th Bombardment Wing and 6th Air Division in the late 1950s, and was military attaché in India from 1964 to 1966. After leaving the Air Force in 1966, he worked for Executive Jet Aviation, serving on the founding board and as its president from 1976 until his retirement in 1987.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Tuesday, February 23, 1915
Place of Birth
Quincy
Age
106
Star Sign

The February 23, 1915 was a Tuesday under the star sign of . It was the 53 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 106 years old. Your last birthday was on the Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5 days ago. Your next birthday is on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in 359 days. You have lived for 38,722 days, or about 929,332 hours, or about 55,759,920 minutes, or about seconds.

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23rd of February 1915 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on February 23, 1915

GERMANY SEIZING RAW MATERIALS; All Distinction Between Civil and Military Use Said to Have Vanished in Belgium. NATIVES' STORES REMOVED Goods Requisitioned and Sent to Private Companies Acting for Government. ENGLAND STOPS RELIEF AID Sir Edward Grey Explains That Help Sent to Belgium Merely Increases Supplies to German Army. GERMANY SEIZING RAW MATERIALS

Date: 24 February 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

War Ministry confiscates wool, rubber, and many raw materials; all distinction between civil and military use said to have vanished in Belgium

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Date: 24 February 1915

arrives in London, says Amer. is pro-Belgian

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TELLS TURKS KAISER HAS ENTERED PARIS; Statement of One Paper -- Another Says His Harem Is to be Taken to Constantinople.

Date: 24 February 1915

By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times

Marconi Wireless

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Date: 24 February 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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NORWAY AS GERMAN TARGET.; London Paper Sees in Loss of Vessels Attempt at Coercion.

Date: 24 February 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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FINANCIAL MARKETS; Further Recession Reflects Continued Caution in Respect to War Situation -- Bonds Lower.

Date: 24 February 1915

rates increase

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WOULD CURB NEWS AGENCIES; Bill to Regulate Them is Passed by the Indiana Senate.

Date: 24 February 1915

news agencies bill passed by Senate

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COPPER SMUGGLING BLOCKED.; Dutch Police Find Large Amount Hidden in Rhine Boat.

Date: 24 February 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

copper smuggling into Germany by means of Rhine blocked

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Date: 24 February 1915

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RUSSIANS FORCE GERMANS BACK; Army, Retreating from East Prussia, Turns Upon Pursuers with the Bayonet. BIG GUNS BACK CHARGES Frozen Marshes a Death Trap for Germans, Who Leave Artillery and Pontoons. AUSTRIANS LOSE 2 BRIGADES Berlin Again Puts Out Flags in Rejoicing Over Hindenburg's Recent Victory. RUSSIANS FORCE GERMANS BACK

Date: 24 February 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Russians force Germans back along the Bobr; fighting on Grodno Road; Germans gather greater forces at Przanysz; Russians destroy two Austrian brigades between Stanislau and Wyzkow; Austrians repulsed near Krasne

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