Paul Tibbets, who etched his mother`s name Enola Gay into history on the nose of the B-29 bomber he flew to drop the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died on Thursday after six decades of steadfastly defending the mission. He was 92.
Throughout his life, Tibbets seemed more troubled by other people`s objections to the bomb than by him having led the crew that killed tens of thousands of Japanese in a single stroke. The attack marked the beginning of the end of World War II.
Image: Gen Paul Warfield Tibbets standing next to his plane, Enola Gay, the plane that bombed Hiroshima.