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Paul W. Tibbets IV

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Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV remembers his grandfather, the Enola Gay pilot.

 

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Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets IV on "Transparency of Nuclear Needs"

 

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Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets IV earns Governor's Proclamation

 

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B-29 Doc: Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets on board with Doc

 

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Keesler holds dedication ceremony to honor Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr

Paul Warfield Tibbets IV is a United States Air Force brigadier general. He is the grandson of Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., the pilot of the aircraft that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. He was the Deputy Director for Nuclear Operations in the Global Operations Directorate of the United States Strategic Command, where he was responsible for the nuclear mission of the nation's ballistic missile submarines, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and strategic bombers. During his career he has participated in Operation Allied Force in the Balkans, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and is one of the few pilots qualified to fly all three of the USAF's strategic bombers, the Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit and the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. In June 2015, he assumed command of the 509th Bomb Wing. In July 2017, he became Deputy Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
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