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May 27, 2017
Thank you for your service. It makes me proud to know someone from my hometown (and Florida Gator), helped hasten the end of that terrible war with zero apologies. My kids sleep safely because of your service.
November 21, 2016
God bless you sir. It was a pleasure to met and talk to you back in 2005.
February 23, 2015
I had the honor to meet, shake hands and have the General sign his book for me at a Confederate Air Force function in 1997 in Midland, Texas. What a thrill it was. God Bless you General and your family. Rest in Peace.
September 19, 2014
General Tibbets was a true American hero. General Tibbets came through Yuma Arizona once and I as a news reporter was granted an interview with the General. What a thrill and honor that day was. May God be with all who knew him.
Gregory Gardner
Yuma, AZ
August 21, 2014
Paul Tibbets was a guest at the Lunken Air Show in Cincinnati in 2004. I was Director of Safety and Security. His well-being was my responsibility while he spoke with attendees and signed books, etc. I really enjoyed my time with Paul while I stayed with him during his entire visit. He signed my Air Show poster, which will be kept by my family, permanently. Ron Ferrier, U.S. Air Force Veteran
August 14, 2014
God BlessPaul and I thank God for men like him with the courage to do what had to be done
July 30, 2014
God Bless Paul Tibbets and Dutch Van Kirk.
I remember the dropping of the Atomic Bomb when I was I was eight years old. Met General Tibbets at the Pentagon. A great honor.
Carlton Jones- U.S.Airforce
July 09, 2014
God Bless the men from the Enola Gay.
September 14, 2013
Great Hero, from B-17s over Europe/Africa with his trusted bombardier Tom Ferebee and Navigator Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk to Comander of the 509th Composite Group, required by Manhattan Project for delivery of the Atomic Wepons. With his trusted Bombardier & Navigator he piloted
The B-29 Enola Gay that dropped the first Atomic Bomb on
Japan that ended WW-2 , saving many of our GIs. A Great American Hero!!! Had the opportunity to meet Paul Tibbets II
and III ii. Kansas.
July 26, 2012
General Tibbets makes us so very proud to be Americans. We are a military family and my husband and son protect our freedom. General Tibbets' story is a story of a hero. Thank you for your life and your service.
July 05, 2012
God bless uncle paul..mary tibbetts .portland maine
March 05, 2012
March 01, 2012
Gerald R. Silva USMC 2083338
February 17, 2012
A relative of mine recently Informed me that Paul Tebbets and his crew made friends with my father in 1942, shortly after his arrival in England. My father was an RAF ‘Test Pilot' serving with the ‘Air Fighting Development Unit' at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Paul Tebbets was based just 30 miles to the North West of Duxford. Many USAF crews visited the AFDU to be briefed on air combat. All captures Luftwaffe aircraft were based at Duxford, and my father regularly flew a Bf.109E, Bf.110, a Ju.88 and Heinkel111. AFDU pilots also flew in mock combat with USAF units to give the B-17 gunners experience of what they would face. Paul Tebbets crew, were apparently invited to my elder brothers ‘Christening'. He was born in Cambridge of the 24th October 1942. I have not yet found out when or ware the Christening took place. I need to find some clue's, however, to suggest that this meeting and resulting friendship took place.
Do you, or your family, have access to Paul Tebbets 'Log Book'. If so, would you be willing to photo-copy some of the pages. If this is possible I will give you suggestions of dates that I am interested in.
I am in my 14th year of writing the Biography of my father rather unique career in the RAF. Again, if you are interested' I could send you more details.


Yours Sincerely

Nigel Rumble,
19 Tythe Barn Close,
Westoning,
Bedfordshire.
MK45 5JT
U.K.

n-rumble@hotmail.com
January 29, 2012
I'm sorry to say I never had the chance to meet or speak with mr. Tibbets. My grandfather, Jerry Douglass Tibbetts, tells me that I'm related to him. I would very much like to find out if this is true, but even if I'm not, I still believe it was a sad day in this world when we lost him.
November 09, 2010
Paul, you are a great man. If i had done what you did i wouldn't have regretted it either.
October 14, 2010
God Bless you Paul, I had gotten to know you quite well over the years, and still think of you to this day. You were not only a war hero, but I looked at you as a friend and you were always great to talk with.
I know the men of the USS Indianapolis thank you too for what you had done. They are good friends of mine too.
God Bless your family always,
Steve Savage
August 23, 2010
A truly great American Hero. Thanks you for your services and sacrifices.
August 20, 2010
A true unapologizing American HERO
March 17, 2010
For Paul...

A man of great courage.

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
November 01, 2009
My grandfather has been gone from this earth for two years now. It at times still feels like it's day one. Thank you to all who have written such kind words.
July 03, 2009
Sir, I understand that you were my Uncle, the brother of Andy. I wish I would of had the pleasure of meeting you. God Bless you!
May 12, 2009
I HAD THE HONOR OF BECOMING A FRIEND OF GENERAL TIBBETS THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE. EVERY TIME HE CAME TO FLORIDA I SHARED DINNER WITH HIM AND HE WAS AN AMAZING AND INTERESTING MAN. I MISS OUR FRIDAY NIGHTS AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS A GENTLEMAN AND SOLDIER. GOD BLESS YOU PAUL
January 05, 2009
General Paul Warfield Tibbets, pilot supreme of B-17's in the 8thAf, and pilot of the Enola Gay of the 509th Composite Bomb Group; it is to your memory that I pen these few words. I was a member of the 509thBomb Group and wrote a poem for you before you made your last flight at an altitude you'd never flown before ... ONE-WAY flight upward!
I am told that your son read that poem to you as you sat in your wheel-chair and wept through the entire reading. Those of us who served with you are yet honered to speak your name. We shall see you again. As a disabled veteran of WWII, it may be soon for me. We love you still.
Dr. C. Douglas Caffey, Albuquerque, NM
January 04, 2009
YOU upheld and finished what we started in the 8th Air Force in Europe over Germany.

Wally Hoffman
351st Bomb Group
Polebrook
July 05, 2008
General Tibbets, You are a brave and special man. I wish I could have met you. You are a hero in my eyes, and I appreciate the gift of freedom you gave all of us. Sure wish I could have been on that mission with you. God Bless, Msgt Chris Laskaris Jr. USAF retired.
December 14, 2007
A few years back I swapped several Emails with the General. Unfortunatly I did not ever meet him. Strangly I had come to regard him as an immortal icon whose death was at least another 10 years away. So I presumed I had time. His passing, as a result, was a great shock to me.
December 11, 2007
I was saddened to hear of this courageous man's death. I met General Tibbets in Wichita at a book signing, and feel priveledged to have done so. My thanks and gratitude for his service and his immense contribution. My thoughts are with his family for the times they must have gone through with him and with their loss.
November 28, 2007
Sir,
Thank You for your service. May you Rest in Peace. God Bless You !
Thank You for saving thousands of american lives.
November 16, 2007
I met the General thru the CAF. We talked briefly in the hangar at Harlingen. He did me the honor of signing my copy of his book. It is one of my proudest possisions in my library. America has lost another hero.
November 13, 2007
I personally met General Tibbets at Wright-Patterson AFB,OH, when assigned as the Manager of the Executive Healthcare Office. I felt as though I had a really great friend with General Tibbets. I have always had the deepest admiration for the Man that history has not always been kind to. He felt he did the job he was assigned to do. We had many conversations and visits even after my own retirement from the Air Force in 2000. He also delivered my last Re-enlistment oath in 1997. He has always been on my mind, and I will miss his comraderie and friendship. I also met his wife Andrea, who was always a great bundle of energy on her visits to Wright-Patterson. Very strong and independent Lady. I admire you Andrea, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for General Tibbets to rest in peace and to take his place in History.

Sincerest Regards,

Mark W. Wolfe, MSgt(Retired)
November 13, 2007
I was born and raised in Columbus , Ohio and that was when I entered Army Air Corps in Feb 1943 . Back in WW II Before the Mission was sent out I was in a Research Group at Williams Field in Ariz. and Had read all the Stats for Dropping the "FAT BOY" Thanks to him and all the crews of the 6 B-29's that were in the group.
At that time it was Named "Operation Crossroads." In all the Manuals I read. May his Memory live on Forever and God Bless you and all the ones who were in the Operation.
November 13, 2007
I met Brig. General Tibbets on an interview with Executive Jet Aviation. He was a nice gentleman. Thank you for your service to our country. Condolences to your family.
November 12, 2007
Brig. General Tibbets was my hero and I referred to him as my friend. I met him at the Muskegon Air Show. It was there I had my picture taken with him and received my “special” autograph. For General Tibbets his duty to his country was a lifetime. My heart felt sympathies are extended to his family and loved ones during their time of sorrow.
November 12, 2007
November 12, 2007
Thank you for your dedicated service to our country.
November 11, 2007
November 11, 2007
General Tibbets, I only met you for one brief moment in time but I know you were a wonderful man and a hero to our country. Thank you for our freedom. God Bless you & your family.
November 11, 2007
Merci à mon oncle ,vous avez été un exemple pour moi.
Reposez en paix!
November 10, 2007
A debt of gratitude and thanks to an American who served his country with honor. God Bless you Gen. Tibbets and peace to your family.
November 09, 2007
General Tibbets, you did many very important things very well. The most important to me personally was your doing more than any other one person to bring the Second World War to a swift conclusion, sparing casualties on both sides that would have numbered into the millions, including possibly my father, and most certainly the fathers of hundreds of thousands my age. Thank you, Paul Tibbets, for enabling us to keep our Daddies. While so doing you also accomplished something for which not only our Nation but also the whole world owes you thanks. Had Special Bombing Mission Number 13 not come off, and come off well, we would surely have by now seen a global thermonuclear exchange. This shiny new plaything has been in the hands of the makers of war for over 6 decades now, without being played with. This is incredible. I am personally convinced that only the searing memory that you enabled has made it so. You mission was greater even than you could have realized. You discharged the duties laid upon you, and you did so with exemplary efficiency. Had no one done so, we might none of us have been here today. As you would be among the first to point out, there were others who could have done it, but, because you were the best when it came to heavy bombers, you were the one called and chosen for one of the very most important events in the history of the world. Whether that was good luck or bad luck for you is as problematic as it is irrelevant. You accepted the mission and completed it well. For this, sir, and not just because you are a General, I salute you. Now you are released from the bonds of illness and of this mortal life. Go in peace, dear noble Warrior, to that Place of Rest so truly earned and of Peace so richly deserved. May the Lord grant thee rest eternal, and Light perpetual to shine upon thee. May your family be buoyed up in their bereavement by remembering how very much you have accomplished for us all. Happy landings, Paul Tibbets, until we meet again.
November 09, 2007
The outpouring of gratitude to this American hero is awesome to behold. I would like to add my family's thanks for his and every soldier's sacrifice. Our condolences to the General's family and friends. God Bless America.
November 09, 2007
Thank you, Sir, for the efforts of you and your crew which saved thousands of lives, and allowed my father, who served four years in the European Theater, to return home, marry, and raise a family of four in a free environment.
Goodbye, Soldier. I salute you. Rest in Peace.
My condolences to the family and loved ones.
November 08, 2007
God bless Gen. Tibbetts whose bravery and leadership saved many American lives in WW II.
November 08, 2007
Thank you, dear sir, for our freedom. May the greatest generation America has ever known continue to inspire our children and our future. We our indebted to you and you will forever be remembered in our hearts. Peace be with you and your family.
November 08, 2007
Thank you for your service.
November 07, 2007
The members of the Upper Arlington, Ohio Senior Center Military Veterans Group wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Tibbets family and especially his wife, Andrea, on the loss of Brig. General Tibbets. His patriotism and heroism will be forever remembered. We will never forget his two hour meeting with us. Godspeed and God Bless America.

Upper Arlington, Ohio Senior Center
Military Veterans Group
John Bergmann, Chairman
November 07, 2007
A TRUE AMERICAN HERO THANK YOU SIR.
November 07, 2007
JOB WELL DONE SIR,REST IN PEACE
November 07, 2007
Thank you sir. Because of your efforts and those of your crew, I got to know my grandfather. He fought in the Pacific. He got to Heaven before you, so I am sure he's already thanked you himself.
November 07, 2007
Fair Winds and Following Seas Sir, Thank you for everything.
YNC(SW)Ret.
November 07, 2007
Thank you for being part of an effort that saved thousands of American lives. One of them was my Father who just left Europe and was on his way to Japan to fight all over again and probably would have been killed. THANK YOU!
November 07, 2007
November 07, 2007
Paul: Thanks for being a good friend over the years. Your expressed confidence in me has helped me over some trying times. I will continue to emulate the type of leadership that you have shown through your life and will continue to remain in touch with your family. (Ret) Captain H.E. "Hal" Nord Jr.
November 07, 2007
To Gen Tibbets
Thanks to your bravery and that of your crew, my father who was serving in the the 3rd ARMY European Theatre was spared more fighting in Japan and possibly saved his life and allowed him and many others to return home safely. May God Bless you and your patriotism and devotion to duty to your country
Respectfully, Bernard J. Fallon Jr. Belmont Massachusetts. USA
November 07, 2007
WE SEND OUR PRAYERS, LOVE,& CONDOLENCES TO ALL HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS,& EVERYONE EVER HAVING ANY CONTACT WITH PAUL FOR YOUR LOSS. THANK YOU & HIM FOR HIS BRAVERY DURING WWII. BEING SO VERY VITAL FORM THE EARLY ENDING OF WWII.
November 07, 2007
Thanks Paul for "Our" completed Mission during "A Time of War."
May you rest in the peace of God The Father...
November 07, 2007
Teve de ser assim e assim foi.
Que Deus te receba pelo homem que foste.
As nossas condolências à família.
João & Filomena Bettencourt
November 07, 2007
my father was in that war...he is still alive and will never for get that time of his life .... thank you for what you did for our country.. rest ...in..peace....
November 07, 2007
sadness at the loss of a hero. My father fought in WWII also. He is still with me and I thank God everyday for him and men like him. We should have more like them today.His service will never be forgotten.
November 07, 2007
GENERAL-MISSION ACCOMPLISHED-THANK YOU GENERAL
November 07, 2007
I was honored to meet Gen.Tibbets at the Cleveland Air Show where he was signing his book. He was gracious enough to let me take his picture even though I did not buy his book. I wish now I had bought a book since its not every day you meet a true American hero and patriot. Vaya con dios,amigo!
November 07, 2007
God Bless you for all that you have done for our country.Thank you for the mission that put a quick end to the war...it certainly helped to save my father's life as he was training and destined for the invasion of Japan. My sincerest sympathies to the Tibbets Family.
November 07, 2007
My Deepest sympathies to the family of Gen. Paul Tibbets.
By his actions and that of his crew thousands upon thousands were saved.

Thank you Sir, for what you did for our country.You are truly a national treasure.
May you rest in peace,
Rita Bush
November 06, 2007
General Tibbets

Thank you Sir
November 06, 2007
Dear Gen. Tibbets
Thanks from one of those kids you secured freedom for. I believe you did the right thing at the right time to end a terrible war and save many lives. May God himself bless you. I have enjoyed a good life because of your deeds and many like you of the WWII generation! Thank you sir with all my heart. I wish I had met you so you could sign my airman's logbook. Thanks for all you did for me and for freedom in this great country! God Bless America! Now and always!!! It's been an honor to share the sky with you sir!
November 06, 2007
Gen. Tibbets, Thank you for you service. You devotion to duty on Aug 6 1945 allowed my uncle, an infantry PFC in the Pacific to come home instead of invading Japan. My sincerest condolences to the Tibbets family.
November 06, 2007
General Tibbets performed his duty as any patriot called upon by his country in a time of a war of survival. Thank God for him and the millions of others who helped save our country in World War II. May he now rest with God.
November 06, 2007
God bless you and keep you..this is on behalf of myself and all the men and women who have given their lives in defense of freedom for this great country and can not be here to express their appreciation to you.
November 06, 2007
My Father and husband had lunch with Paul on Father's Day weekend. My Father had always wanted to meet Paul. They truly enjoyed the time they spent together. My Father had so much respect for him and they had so much to share!
My Father passed away on October 9, 2007. Memories of two wonderful men...
The Bill Morrow Family
November 06, 2007
Uncle Paul, You led a wonderful 92 years of life and for the past 52 I was able to be a part of them. I have great memories of you, Aunt Andrea, James and our family traveling through places like France, Germany, Switzerland, D.C., Florida, California, and finally Columbus, Ohio. Your accomplishments through the eyes of your close family have far surpassed the one historical event you will be most remembered by. Please pass on a hearty hello to my father, Uncle Red, Aunt Paulette and Aunt Monique. Combined with Dad and Uncle Red you all have served your country with over 90 years of faithful military service. Holly, Alex, Bree and I wish you "Fair Winds and Following Seas.
November 06, 2007
My condolences to your family. As a Vietnam Veteran I am sorry to see another Veteran pass from this earth. I had the pleasure of meeting you when I helped your brother-in-law Dan Shima pack for his trip to California. May God bless both of your souls. I marvel at what you did for me and my country.
November 06, 2007
General Paul Tibbets was an honorable man who served his country with highest honor. Thank you, Sir, for helping keep this country safe for me and for my children and grandchildren. May God be with your family.
November 06, 2007
Your bravery in WW2 saved my father from the invasion of the Japanese Islands, where he could have surely been killed, instead you gave him 49 more years with us. Thank You so very much.
November 06, 2007
Thank you, Sir, for your service to our country. May God keep you in His loving care. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
November 06, 2007
Sir, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My deceased father would have been a part of that ugly invasion of Japan that would have happened if not for your willingness to serve and do your duty. I may not even be here if that had happened. I have also lived in Hiroshima for a time and still feel the same way - the city is alive, vibrant and committed to peace. God Bless You!
November 06, 2007
Thank God for men like BG Tibbets, who were giving a very difficult mission and preformed it flawlessly. We owe him and all Veterans our hearty "Thank-You" for a job well done. Without them we could very possibly be living our lives in this country without the freedoms we have. The residents of Wendover, UT where BG Tibbets and his crew assembled "Little Boy" and flew out of on the Enola Gay, are very proud to have had him in our midst during the dedication for the monument for the Enola Gay in our small town. God Bless his family and be with them as they mourn his passing. Be very proud of him.
November 06, 2007
God Bless Paul Tibbets. As with so many that haven't written, I share the same sentiments. My Dad was in the Pacific on his way to occupy Japan. Paul Tibbets saved many lifes on both sides. My Dad thought very highly and had tremendous respect for him.
Sincerely
Bill McCorkle III
November 06, 2007
War is a terrible thing. Because of the heroism of Paul Tibbets and others like him, we are able to live in a free country. Thank you sir.
November 06, 2007
God bless you and may you know we veterans will always revere you as a man who knew his duty and carried it out as a Real American Hero.
November 06, 2007
PAUL TIBBETS IS A HERO TO ME. HE DID A MISSION THAT WOULD CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS AND HE KNEW IT. HE DID THE BEST JOB HE COULD DO AND DID IT WELL. MY RESPECTS TO A GREAT MAN.
November 06, 2007
Please accept my deepest condolences during this very difficult time for the Tibbets’ family. I will never forget my meeting with General Tibbets several years ago during one of his visits to Houston. Although it was for only a brief moment in our lives, his service to his country and our conversation will forever be emblazed in my memory. Thank you General Tibbets for being in the right place at the right time in the world’s history and perhaps above all for doing the right thing at that historical moment in time. You are a true American hero and your life here on Earth has made a huge impression on humanity. Farewell and may God bless you.
November 06, 2007
Truly a Great man! I had the chance to meet him twice and was willing to answer every question that I had.
I will never forget him and what he did for our country! I beleive that his brave acts saved the loss of thousands of American and Japanese lives in the long run.
November 06, 2007
General Tibbets,
May Perpetual Light Shine Upon You and May You Rest In Peace. Amen.
November 06, 2007
I extend my profiund sympathy to the famil of General Paul Tibbets. I am proud to carry on the tradition of honor and valor this man stood for. General, your Air Force is in good hands and your legacy lives on in the Airmen of today and tomorrow. May God bless your family, may we all gather together in Heaven when the time comes, and may God continue to bless the United States and her men and women in uniform.
November 06, 2007
You have slipped the surly bonds of earth, Sir. The most comforting words spoken to me when my own father (a B-25 pilot in the Army Air Corps who saw service in North Africa and Italy) died were, "Have a good flight." I wish the same for you General Tibbets, and thank you for your great patriotism.
November 06, 2007
America and her citizens owe you a debt of gratitude for keeping America free, preserving a world of independence from authoritative rule. You were issued your orders, you stepped up to the plate with a hand picked crew and trained under a clone of secrecy. I personally knew nothing about you until I had to study for U.S. Air Force PFE testing as my history classes in school never taught us any specifics about the Enola Gay and her crew. As with the Enola Gay now preserved as a world symbol of Peace; General Tibbets Sir, you as well will go down in history as the leader of world peace.

God Bless you General, You have now earned a new set of wings.
November 06, 2007
Rest in peace General. Another American patriot has passed from our ranks. I thank God I am an American and that we have had and will continue to have selfless patriots to protect our great land. Godspeed to you and the Tibbetts family.
November 06, 2007
General Tibbets -- thank you for your service to our Country. My great uncle flew with you on the Aug 6 Enola Gay mission. I am very proud of you both. God bless you.
November 06, 2007
My prayers are with General Tibbet's family. He was a great man and a great American. I was blessed to have lunch with him, his wife, and some veterans from the 509 Composite group at the Reading WWII airshow. He talked about eating the most delicious pineapple fritters when he was on Tinian island back in 1945. That lunch was a moment in my life that I will never forget. I share it with my 5th grade students every year. I think of it often and realize how fortunate I was to meet a man who helped save thousands of American lives. God Bless You.
November 06, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You were a true hero in August 1945 and everyday there after. You saved countless American lifes. God's speed.
November 06, 2007
I am writing this for myself and for my late father, Col. Andrew R Curtis, Jr. USAA, USAF, who knew and had great respect for Gen. Tibbets. I met Col. Tibbetts in 1954. I was 4 years old and it is one of my earliest, vivid memories. I was walking in an alley between base housing at Maxwell Field. He introduced himself. He complimented me on my pretty dress. I felt very special. Over the years I came to know of the personal sacrifice this man made in the service of his country. He saved the lives of countless U.S. servicemen and women - one of which may have been my father who at that time was in the Army Air Corps. And I was born in 1949 at Johnson AFB in Irumagawa, Japan. Thank you, sir, for your bravery and unflinching service to this country that I and my parents love. And, thank you for your kindness to one little girl. As you can see, it's never been forgotten. Vicki Curtis Mac Lean
November 06, 2007
Mr Tibbits, Thanks for your Service to us, & to the USA.
November 06, 2007
Dear General Tibbets,
Thank you for your service to this country. Rest in peace.
November 05, 2007
my prayers go out to the family of this wonderful person.May the Good Lord keep them in the palm of his hand Lorraine Schuler
November 05, 2007
Thank you sir for your heroism and great patriotism and may the Lord forever be at your side! My prayers and sympathy to your family and may they always know you are still with them with every breeze they feel and when the sun warms upon their faces. Thank you again one of our American heroes!
November 05, 2007
God bless and thank you for your service to our country. A grateful nation salutes you, sir.
November 05, 2007
A TRUE PATRIOT...God Bless
November 05, 2007
God Speed General Tibbets,
You make all of us proud to be Americans.
November 05, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the family of General Paul Tibbets. General Tibbets hired me in 1973 as one of the first female jet pilots at Executive Jet Aviation. I am truly indebted to him for advancing my career in aviation. I recently saw Paul at Bob Evans restaurant. We reminisce over pilots, where they were, and life in general...I am so glad to have spent those hours with him. He will always be in my thoughts!
November 05, 2007
God Bless
November 05, 2007
God Bless
November 05, 2007
My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 17 years old and I live in Ostrander, Ohio. I am a big WWII history buff and I collect autographs from military veterans.

I had the honor of meeting Mr. Paul Tibbets at a book signing/gun-show at the Westland Mall in Columbus, last November. I was able to get an autographed copy of his book. I also had the honor of shaking his hand.

Mr. Paul Tibbets was a WWII hero. He saved thousands, if not millions, of lives and we owe it all to him. I respect what he did for our country and I see no regrets. He will go down in history and he will never be forgotten.

Because of him, we were able to bring about an end to World War II. For that, I thank you very much for defending our country.

Rest in peace, Mr. Tibbets.

Sincerely,

Kyle Nappi
November 05, 2007
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Brig. General Paul Tibbets. I had the honor of having him as my commanding officer in New Delhi, India in 1965-66. He retired the same year my tour in the Air Force was up. I can remember one time when he called me in and said "Slazyk, want to take your troops to see the Taj Mahal"? He always made Officers and Enlisted men his top priority. He used to invite us to his house once a month for lunch or to just hang out on weekends. He was one of a kind. There will never be another man who could fill his shoes. My heart aches for a man who I had the highest respect for. May his family know what he left a wonderful legacy for so many people.

A2C Wayne Slazyk
My final salute to a fine gentleman.
November 05, 2007
Many thanks to you sir for the freedom we all enjoy because you did your job for your Country,"A job well done" GOD bless you,Rest in Peace!
November 05, 2007
I suppose the first time I really took interest in Paul Tibbets was after reading Bob Greene's book entitled "Duty". I thank God for Paul Tibbets (and countless others, as well) for taking their duty seriously and doing their best with what they had. We stand on their shoulders today as a free people because of them. God bless you and your family!
November 05, 2007
Thank You and God bless you are an American hero.
November 05, 2007
To the Tibbets Family,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. My grandfather was in the Phillipines in 1945 ready for the invasion of Japan and I can not imagine what my life would have been like if my grandfather had not made it home. I never had the pleasure of meeting General Tibbets, but I explained to my young son what a great hero he was for his service during WWII and beyond. I promise that I will not forget him and I will make sure that my son understands the contribution that the special people like General Tibbets made to our world. Treasure your memories of him because he seemed like a truly amazing man.
November 05, 2007
To the family of Brig. General Tibbets. Thank you for the valiant and proud service of Gen. Tibbets. He and his crew members preserved the USA and prevented the loss of even more American lives and the American Homeland. The USA needs more people like him to serve our country Thank you from the bottom of my heart- from the grateful son of a World War 2 Veteran
November 05, 2007
You were always a hero to my husband and myself. We need more men and women with the courage to stand up for America. The red,white and blue should never run. I wish we could have shook your hand and said "Thank You". The "greatest generation is getting smaller and smaller here on earth but larger and larger in heaven. What better place than with God. God bless you, General Tibbets.
November 05, 2007
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Paul. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with Paul at Executive Jet Aviation. Paul was a great person to know and work with. We have truely lost a great patriotic leader and hero. May God be with you & may He comfort you in these days of sorrow. May Paul rest in peace.
November 05, 2007
I wanted to express my sympathy to the Tibbets Family. I am aware of Paul Tibbets Jr.'s place in history and thankful for his sense of duty and dedication to the American People. I have heard about him from my father and read about his service to our Country. I am proud to also live in Columbus Ohio where he spent the last years of his life. I can only hope that he was always treated with respect and honnor. My prayers are with your family.
November 05, 2007
In Honor of Brig Gen Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr.

We salute your faithful service to our country in the fight for freedom and the preservation of our rights and privileges we enjoy as American citizens.

May we and the generations to come, never forget our WWII veterans and their many sacrifices!

The proud daughter of a WWII veteran
November 05, 2007
Thank you for all you did to fight for freedom. More people are needed like you today.
November 05, 2007
Thank you General Tibbets for you brave and life-saving flight. You saved thousand of American lives.
November 05, 2007
I believe that he was a very brave man and had to bear an extremely heavy responsibility when undertaking his mission and duty to end the war. I am in awe and speechless when contemplating such courage and I am thankful for men like Mr. Paul Tibbets. Because he performed as ordered, my late father-in-law was able to survive this conflict and relate to me what world war II was really like. I am thankful for men like Paul Tibbets.
November 05, 2007
General Tibbets courage and his sacrifices made this world a safer place for us. We're eternally grateful to him and to his family. My father was in the Pacific Theatre - I'm glad he didn't have to face the enemy on their home territory - all owed to a group of self-less men led by a determined pilot.
November 05, 2007
To the Family of BG Tibbets, We have a tendancy to take things for granted and assume someone will "take care of a problem". The WW II generation who fought so courageously did not take anything for granted and they are the ones who took action! Paul is sitting with God and his crew members who went before him. He was a hero in the truest sense of the word. May God watch over you all during this difficult time.
November 05, 2007
Tibbets family:

With the passing of Col. Tibbets, Americans loses a true aviator hero, and historical figure. My uncle was in the force which occupied Japan right after the surrender. There is no doubt he would of been killed if not for the brave and un-selfish sacrifice of Col. Tibbets and the crew of the Enola Gay. He saved millions of lives - US and Japanese alike. What a great man and leader he was. May God grant him eternal peace and serenity. I salute you sir!
November 05, 2007
Dear Sir:
Your contribution to the United States can never be properly calculated. Your actions prevented the homeland invasion of Japan and countless lives were spared including my Dad.

May you be touching the face of God.
November 05, 2007
A Truly Great American Hero!Thank you.
November 05, 2007
Thank you for ending the war and saving my father's life who was in Okinawa at the time preparing for the invasion of Japan. You are truly a hero
November 05, 2007
My sincere sympathies to the family of Mr. Tibbets. A great and honorable man has departed from your family and from our country. The parents of many of us would have never survived the war had it not been for his courage and unflinching dedication in performing his mission. Beyond the actual flight, Mr. Tibbets continued to carry out his mission of handling criticism and questions in an unwavering and straightforward, yet courteous manner. Thank you for all you've done for our country.
November 05, 2007
I treasure the few minutes I spent with General Tibbets. I knew I was in the presence of not only a gentleman, but a man who loved this great country. To value and love America is a symbol of patriotism and devotion to a nation founded by Fathers of this land of freedom who loved God and His principles. May the sunshine of past happy days be restored in due season. Earthly wars and bodily wars are not pleasant nor pleasing. Peace comes at a price. Thanks for your battle General Tibbets. My prayer meantime is for comfort. Loved ones missing his touch and presence are breaved in heart and spirit while the nation grieves in the loss of a veteran.
November 05, 2007
Thank you sir,for saving thousands of American lives that would have been lost if Japan had been invaded. Also, thank you from the thousands of American children and grandchildren that would have never been born, had their fathers had been killed in that invaion. God bless you and all the others who did their duty to keep our country free.
November 05, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Tibbets family on the loss of a great man and American. The truth be known Gen.Tibbets did save lives like that of my father who would have had to serve in the Pacific if not for the mission Gen.Tibbets and his crew carried out. Thank you sir.
November 05, 2007
It was my previledge to accompany BG Tibbets on a flight from CMH to Philadelphia this past year. I made it a point to personnally thank him for his wartime efforts as my father was an infantryman preparing for the Pacific. A gracious and kind man, our world has lost a true patriot!
November 05, 2007
How can you ever thank someone enough for what Mr. Tibbets, his crew, and his Generation has done for us. Our thanks and prayers will never be enough. May our Flag wave high in rememberance of his devotion to war and peace. Long live his memory.
November 05, 2007
Mrs. Tibbets and Family, Just a note to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. I met you both a few years back. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 05, 2007
A true American hero, deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor. Will live forever as the man who ended WWII.
November 05, 2007
Thanks for what you have done for the safety and security for all of us. God Bless You!
November 05, 2007
The best of prayers for the tibbets family: When our cause is just to preserve freedom and the quality of life for "America" and every free nation. "He who wields the sword of Judgment let him be therefore perfect and if he has not a speck in his eye then let it "fly!" And that he may have the ability to stay in divine humility."
November 05, 2007
To the Family of Paul Tibbets, we thank God for Mr. Tibbets' love for this country and his willingness to serve. He was a true American Hero.
November 05, 2007
You are a great American hero. I was honored to know you through Motts Military Museum, and likely owe my life and the lives of my children to you and the intrepid crew of the Enola Gay. Thank you for your service to the country, and God Bless You and your family.
November 04, 2007
During a reunion with my First Sgt of my Korean and S.W.Pacific Service. he said, "If not for the Atomic Bomb we probably would not be setting here". This is true of thousands of WW II Vets. Thanks Gen. for giving us so many more years of life.
Pastor Richard L. Claar, Branson, MO ( Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio)
November 04, 2007
My dad was in the Marines and served in Viet Nam. I met many military men, including a Japanese Kamikaze pilot who came to dinner. His orders were cancelled because of Hiroshima.He married and had a family. In the movie "Above and Beyond" Robert Taylor played Colonel Paul Tibbetts. It gave me insight into the life of Paul. The military orders, the training, the strain on his relationships with family and friends as he had to keep his job a secret. Paul was brave, courageous and mentally strong when he flew his mission. In his talks with the Dispatch, I admired his candid frankness of speech in which he had no regrets. General Paul Tibbetts has received his last orders and taken his last air flight, on Angels wings to Heaven, where he shall fly forever.My sympathy and prayers are with his family.
November 04, 2007
Bless your family...it was a true honor and privilege to have met Paul. I met him when I worked with LaVerne Ferguson Kosinski and her husband, USAF Lt Col George Wright Ferguson, was a friend of Paul's (George, "Mr Eurail", passed in '97). Thank you for your heart, courage, bravery, patriotism and faith in your fellow man and in our country, the United States of America. You will never be forgotten and always in our hearts.
November 04, 2007
Our sincere condolences to the Tibbets family.
I will be eternaly grateful for the opportunity to meet with Paul November, 2003. His courage is and will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come....Godspeed.
November 04, 2007
Dear Tibbets Family, I feel deeply that General Tibbets and his Crew of Enola Gay, saved my life and tens of thousands of other Service Men and Women by ending the war.
God Bless you and yours. He indeed is a true Hero and we are grateful for his service to our Nation. The Enola Gay at Dulles is a fitting memorial to The General and His Crew. Again, THANKS, J. Gilbert-Founding member, 91st.Strategic Wing Association, A B-29 Crewman.
November 04, 2007
My sincere condolences to the family of Col. Tibbetts. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer on Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands, (1967-1970), I took a motor launch to Tinian Island, a short ride across the Marianas Trench. We went to the runway where the Enola Gay took off on it's mission. A very strange sight to see the broken runway with the tumbleweed blowing across in the intense heat of the Pacific. On one end is a bronze plaque set in a small cement mound. The quote which commemorates the flight of August 6, 1945, ends with the words, "thus ushering in the atomic age". A very sobering moment. The lives of many already exhausted American servicemen were spared by the events which launched that day. God help all of us.
November 04, 2007
Our sympathies to General Tibbets and his family. My family would not be here today were it not for his bravery and service. My father was in the pacific theatre at the time preparing to invade Japan. He was able to meet Paul Tibbets and was forever grateful for his mission. We have lost a true hero.
November 04, 2007
To the Paul Tibbet's family, your father and husband was a unique individual my only regret was not making an effort to meet him. I will admire what he and the 509th did to end the war, and although many may not agree, their actions saved many more lives than those which were lost. They will always be remembered as the Greatest Generation, it is because of them that America remains free. So tonight we will raise a glass in honor of General Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. and the rest of the 509th. May God Bless Paul and his family. With deepest heartfelt sympathy. Mark Maestas and Rita Torres, Avondale/Boone Veterans, Avondale,Colorado.
November 04, 2007
He stopped the war with Japan and saved this Navy teenager life in 1945.
May he rest in peace for a job well done. Fair winds and following seas
November 04, 2007
I am James Kenneth Sizer, former Chief Pilot of Northern Express Airlines, Inc. of Columbus, OH and not in business now.

My son Kenneth Wayne Sizer & I worked for Paul Tibbets Jr. during the time of the initial operations of the Northern Express Airlines, Inc., from November 1986 until May 1987 there at the Columbus Airport, in Columbus, OH.

I have not seen Paul since that time. Both my son and I have always had superior feelings of this great person with super personality and we respected him as the best person to ever work with or to ever known in our lives.

After leaving that position, both my son and I have always spoke of Paul of his greatness and we still both miss him still even this day.

We have loss a great person as I used to view Paul taking his grand daughter to and from school every school day while we were working for Paul.

May God bless this special man and his family forever.

James Kenneth Sizer
625 Neile Court
Oviedo, FL 32765
407 977 9957 (Home)
407 687 3904 (Cell)
Kingsizer@aol.com
November 04, 2007
God Bless You General Paul Tibbets Jr. and your Family. Thank you for your service to our Country. We are forever grateful. If not for you and people like you we would not enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today and the freedoms our children and their children will enjoy.
November 04, 2007
Thank you sir, for your service and true American spirit.Your generation is the "Great Generation" and our country will never see men and women like yours again.Bless you.
November 04, 2007
My son and I met Paul Tibbets and his wife at a Yankee Air Force Dinner a few years ago. see picture #2
November 04, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
November 04, 2007
Thank you, Paul, for your bravery and courage that saved so many American lives by ending World War 11. Our meetings showed that you were a warm and caring human, and you shared a mutual love of flying while accepting me as a friend.
November 04, 2007
My father had just finished fighting the Germans in 1945 and was on a transport heading to the
Philippines when he was informed
that he was going home since atomic bombs had ended WWII against Japan.
My father always said that you probably saved his life and many other American soldiers.
God Bless You!

Sincerely,
John P. Miller
November 04, 2007
God bless you, Well done faithful son.
November 04, 2007
I think every state in our great country has sent a message to this GREAT American.But the thank you's will never end because his memory will live forever.God bless the family.The words in this entire guest book will never thank you enough.
November 04, 2007
Thank you Mr. Tibbets for your brave service to this country. You saved my uncle's life as he was in the first wave of Marines set to invade the enemy. My thoughts and prayers to Mr. Tibbets' family and friends. Rest in peace brave soldier and may the angels greet you at the gates of Heaven.
November 04, 2007
Gen. Tibbets,
My dad was in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. You may have saved his life and made mine possible. Thanks, and thanks for having the guts to stand up for yourself all those years!
November 04, 2007
My sympathies to the Tibbetts family. I met Col.Tibbetts several years ago at his home. He made several corrections in a book I was giving to my brother (an Air Force Col, Ret.). I cherish the meeting with Col. Tibbetts and my brother feels he has a treasure. Col Tibbetts is truly a national treasure to be remembered for his courage and honesty.
November 04, 2007
America will carry your name proudly as one of the HERO'S of the twentith century
November 04, 2007
May God embrace you. I am thankful for your service and your sacrifice. Rest in peace and may your spirit soar forever.
November 04, 2007
God Speed, Paul Tibetts. We all owe you a debt of gratitude. And now you have a new set of wings.
November 04, 2007
BG Tibbets,

May God bless you for your service, committment and dedication. It is to you, and your fellow military past and present, that this great country owes our undying gratitude. My profound condolences to your family and friends.
November 04, 2007
I had the honor and privelege of meeting Gen. Tibbets on several occasions and found him to be a very warm, friendly man. He was a real icon of American history. May he rest in peace.
November 04, 2007
Dear Paul, I was you favorite sister-in-law, we enjoyed a few glasses of good Beaujolais together. You will live in my memory for ever.
November 04, 2007
Mr. Tibbets came and spoke to my class when I was in high school (this was in the 80's). He changed the way I thought about many things - things that have shaped who I am today. I've always been so grateful to experience that talk he gave that day. Much respect and deepest sympathy.
November 04, 2007
To a truly great American hero. I was honored to know you, and most likely owe my life and the lives of my children to you and the intrepid crew of the Enola Gay. Thank you for your service and God Bless You.
November 04, 2007
We wish we had been fortunate enough to meet Gen. Tibbets---a true American HERO. We thank him (along with his family and the other military personnel) for all he did during his career. He will always be our #1 HERO.

Our sympathy to his loved ones,
Dr. William and Ruth Meyers.
November 04, 2007
I never met General Tibbets but heard a lot about him that i am honored and also to have his book.
My deepest sympathy to Andrea and her family
November 04, 2007
To a TRUE AMERICAN HERO, may you rest in peace and god bless.
November 04, 2007
We lost a National Treasure with the passing of this great American. We will not see his like again. God Bless him and his family.
November 04, 2007
We have lost one of our heros and a great military man. Thank you so much for your service to our country, as I am also a retired veteran. I will be praying for this family.
November 04, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 04, 2007
I had met Paul when a friend brought him in to Bexley for a haircut. To this day I consider him the most important person to ever sit in my chair. I will never forget that. He is a very nice guy that didn't mind a conversation.. thats for sure. But I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He will always remain a good memory for me. I never met any other of his family, but I hope you are well. I thank him for everything he helped do for our country, as everyone should. Gods peace Paul, you will be missed.
November 04, 2007
Thank you for my Uncle and Dad returning safely from the war instead of dying on an invasion of Japan.
November 04, 2007
My deapest condolences to friends and family, and a big Thank You to Paul for all he did for every American. You will not be forgotten,
Sandy
November 04, 2007
Sir, Whats left to say, you are the Hero of a lifetime, there are no more words to describe your heroism, may you sit with God. I salute you. Condolences to your family
November 04, 2007
Colonel Paul Tibbets performed a horrific duty in a soldier's way of duty. He affected the lives of us all. He performed over and above the call and retired as General Paul Tibbets.

Andrea, Jeanie and I were so privileged to meet each of you at the DSCC gym. You certainly enhanced the man's life.
November 04, 2007
November 04, 2007
-Im proud you were an Ohioan.
-I am thankful to God you were American.
-Thank you Mr. Tibbets for valor & compassion.
November 04, 2007
Rest in peace Sir.I thank you for your courage.
November 04, 2007
A TRUE HERO IN A DAY WERE ITS HARD TO FIND ANY !!!!!!
November 04, 2007
SIR,I am humbled to be signing this guest book.Thank you for your hard work and dedication to this great country
Bless you
November 04, 2007
Paul Tibbets, a great American Hero.
November 04, 2007
To The Family of General Tibbets:

You have my heart felt sympathy. General Tibbets was a remarkable man, who performed his job courageously and honorably. His bravery along with so many others ensured that I live in the greatest country in the world. God Bless Paul Tibbets, and God Bless America.
November 04, 2007
If only we had more leadership such as you. God bless you and yours.
From a former Air Force pilot.
November 03, 2007
Dear Mr. Tibbets Jr.
Thank You for doing the next right thing. This Veterans Day especially will I remember you and all Soldiers from past wars and peacetimes who gave so much that I may live in this United States of America and be proud of the red, white and blue colors that do not run. God Bless and Sympathy to the Tibbets Family.
November 03, 2007
Paul,

We stood side by side signing autographs at an airshow not long ago. We were always honorable pilots first.
Oberleutnant Franz Stigler (JG-27, JV-44 Ger. Luftwaffe retired)
November 03, 2007
Thank you for your service to the United States and it's people
November 03, 2007
My condolences to the family of a great man. I will always remember Paul as a kind and generous friend.
November 03, 2007
Dear Family of General Tibbets and all America -

No greater hero ever lived.No greater American ever did his duty to God and Country.

At the end of all days - he did what was required. He did his duty on command of his President and CIC.

No one ever mentions that since Nagasaki - there has never been another nuclear bomb dropped in war.

His legacy is - in that respect - that he and the entire Manhattan Project - saved us from WW III.

With deep appreciation and abiding respect -
November 03, 2007
I met General Tibbets at the Reading Pa air show a few years back. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet a true American hero.
November 03, 2007
May the world, as it's best and lasting tribute, never again require any individual to make the courageous decision we asked of you.
Rest in peace, Sir, with respect and condolences to your family.
November 03, 2007
I had two brothers in WWII. Thanks for bringing them home earlier and alive.
November 03, 2007
General Tibbets,
Sir, I just want to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the USAF-especially during WW II-you not only served in the Pacific-but you also flew B-17 bombing missions over Europe as well in 1942 and 1943. My uncle(Guam, Leyte, Okinawa army vet) would have been in the invasion of Japan with the 77th Infantry Division had not it not been for you and your men of the 509th Composite Group. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
November 03, 2007
Mrs. Tibbets,
Dr. Borkowski and I cared for your husband at The Retina Group. I would like to extend both of our sincere sympathies on the loss of your husband. He was a pleasure to care for and we always enjoyed seeing both of you. You truly brighted our day. Thank you and Mr. Tibbets for your service to our country.
Sincerely,
Alison Grimm,COT
Lisa M. Borkowski,M.D
and the staff of The Retina Group
November 03, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

My father was scheduled for the invasion of Japan. He always wished that he could have thanked you in person.

Jim, please contact me.
November 03, 2007
Thank God for men like Paul Tibbets and my brother John French KIA Okinawa 30 Ap'45 I didn't have to go that far, I was Flt Eng. on B-29s and the war was over.
November 03, 2007
General Tibbets,
Thank you for your dedication to our great country. Your service will never be forgotten.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted
November 03, 2007
I was named after my Uncle who was killed in WWII, so I am very aware of the sacrifice many made for our freedom. A greatful nation will never forget Paul Tibbets. He saved countless lives by bringing about an end to the war. God Bless the extended Tibbets family
November 03, 2007
Scarce a day has passed since August of 1945, when I have not been much aware of how many tens of thousands of American families are alive today because of the career of Paul Tibbets. A good life .. a great American...We are all indebted to Paul.
November 03, 2007
God Bless Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, a true American Hero.
November 03, 2007
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Tibbets family, Thanks, Mr Tibbets for everything,
November 03, 2007
To the Tibbets family, Thank you
November 03, 2007
I am proud to have served in the 393rd B.S. - 509th Comp. Group under the command of Gen. Paul Tibbets. I'm sure i speak for my buddies who have preceded him into the great sky above whe I call him a great leader.
November 03, 2007
THIS GREAT PATRIOT AND WARRIOR WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND GENERATINS TO COME. I SALUTE YOU GEN. TIBBETS FOR YOUR COURAGE AND ATTENTION TO DUTY.
November 03, 2007
Our sincere sympathy to the family of a great American. His heroism in service to his country is appreciated.
November 03, 2007
To the Tibbets family with our deepest sympathy for a true American hero! Doing what is right is hard thing during war and he did what had to be done with love for his Country and family! He will be welcomed to heaven.
November 03, 2007
Fly high my eagle,
cheers on a job well done,
now enjoy the peace of heaven,
and quiet rest by the setting sun.
J. Keidel, veteran USAF 15th AF, SAC
Cary, NC
November 03, 2007
Another one of America's Greatest Generation passes on. The world is a better place because of Paul Tibbets. If he had not flown the mission, where would we be today? Meaning the power of nuclear fusion.
November 03, 2007
November 03, 2007
Bless you General for your service to God and Country. I salute a true American and Patriot.
November 03, 2007
I never met Mr. Tibbets although I know it would have been a great pleasure to meet him.

To his family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you & may He comfort you in these dark days. Just remember - he is in the company of God and Jesus now. What better place for him to be!
November 03, 2007
Thanks You . My Dad helped load Little Boy on your plane and spoke proudly of it. We all may be living differant lives if it wasn't for it.
November 03, 2007
I knew Mr Tibbetts when I worked at the now Chase bank in Whitehall. He was a wonderfully sweet & funny man, & I have thought about him fondly for the 10 years since last seeing him. My sincere sympathies to the family.
November 03, 2007
Condolences to all the Tibbets Family. We are proud and grateful for Gen. Tibbets service to our country.

from a former SAC Navigator
November 03, 2007
To the family of General Tibbets,

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one.

He now knows how many lives he saved with his heroic act. We count our fathers as probably being among them and therefore ourselves, children, and grandchildren,including a son/stepson who is making a career of the Air Force.

While we only knew him as a voice during an interview, you knew him as a person. May you have many good memories of his life and know that many are keeping all of your family in their thoughts and prayers.

With our condolences,
Les and Lin Walters
November 03, 2007
I met Gen. Tibbets a few years ago at a book signing. He was a true gentleman and a genuine American hero. We have lost a great man.
November 03, 2007
General Tibbets: A true patriot and great American. I met him twice, when I was in pilot training Army Air Corps and in Houston in 2003. William R. Kendall, M.D. Rotc World War II, Korean War Veteran
November 03, 2007
My thoughts go out to your family. You will always have my respect for doing your duty. And that is, when everything is said and done, what it's all about.
November 03, 2007
GODS SPEED GENERAL.I WILL NEVER FORGET MEETING YOU AT THE MOTTS MILITARY MUSEUM. YOU SIGHNED MY COPY OF YOUR BOOK. IT IS A TRESURED KEEPSAKE. MY FATHER WAS IN THE PHILIPINES, WHEN YOU COMPLETED MISSION 13. I MAY NOT BE HERE IF NOT FOR WHAT YOU AND YOUR GREAT CREW DID.MEETING YOU IN PERSON, MY FIRST IMPRESSION WAS THERE IS A REAL MAN. THANK YOU.
November 03, 2007
As a Vietnam War veteran and as a proud son of a World War II veteran, I salute you. Thank you for your service to all of us.
November 03, 2007
I had the honor to meet Gen. Tibbets when he filed for Social Security benefits.I was able to shake his hand and thank him for his service, his courage, and his dedication to duty. My sincere condolences to his family.
November 03, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 03, 2007
My sincere condolences for the entire family and especially for Jimmy, an old friend, and Kia. I too lost my Father and Mother this past year and know the emptiness that remains. I only personally met General Tibbets once at his home and was taken by his character. At that time, I asked about his war experience, he simply said, he did his duty. That has lived with me ever since. I admired him and as I am sure his family is very proud of his service to his country.
November 03, 2007
God bless you, Paul Tibbets. My siblings and I may not have life today were it not for your heroism. Our father was a Marine in the Pacific headed to invade Japan when his ship mysteriously turned around in the night, leaving Japan (Dad later got to see some grandchildren). God be with your family at this time of sorrow.
November 03, 2007
THANK YOU,

FROM A BABY BOOMER
November 03, 2007
National Hero that I talk to and have pictures of him and his book.He signed a copy for my son who is a Col in the Army. God bless you hope to meet you in heaven.
November 03, 2007
I just want to thank you for all you did for the country. You did what had to be done.
November 03, 2007
Thank you for your service-God bless you and your family.
November 03, 2007
Thank You, SIR!!
November 03, 2007
On 11-29-86 at the dedication of the Virginia Aviation Museum you asked me "Do you know the serial# of The Enola Gay?" I said "no". You said "I do, I picked it out" and you autographed my Enola Gay book and wrote 44-86-292 without my asking. What a wonderful person and patriot you were and I still feel the electricity in your handshake! Having flown thousands of hours as an airline pilot myself, I understand your love of flight and what you did to help save this country in WWII. General Tibetts, you can now be at peace. May God bless you and your family.
November 03, 2007
May God Bless Brig. General Paul Tibbets Jr. and his Family. Thank you for your service to our Country. We are forever grateful.
November 03, 2007
May God bless you Gen. Tibbets. Because you were so brave myself and all others Americans have a wonderful country to live in. I salute you sir !!!
November 03, 2007
Duty called and Paul answered. Like many he gave up his dreams to defend his country. He served with honor courage and devotion. His place in history may be small but his part in keeping the United States of America a free nation will not be forgotten. "Remember Pearl Harbor". My prayers are for his family and country.
November 03, 2007
There is no doubt that this hero ended WWII with his courage and and unwavering leadership, and saved hundreds of thousands of our troops; even my Dad (God rest his soul) who was stationed in Germany at the time gave credit to this great man for ending the war so he would not have to fight the Japanese too.
November 03, 2007
For those of us who remember the horrors of World War II, we owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Tibbets for his leadership and heroism. He saw his duty and performed to perfection. We all share in the family's loss.
November 03, 2007
I had no idea this man lived in Ohio or I would have looked him up.If Mr. Tibbets can hear me.THANK YOU. I am truly sorry to all the family for your great lost. And the nation he saved I say peace will be granted to him with a very special place for him. God Bless.
November 03, 2007
An era of greatness is ending and the world has lost a great American Hero. You've earned your peace, rest well, Colonel.
November 03, 2007
Thank You, Sir for saving the world.
You did the right thing, and I stand in gratitude for your courage.
Engineman First Class, United States Navy, from 1982-1996..
November 03, 2007
A great American. Paul Tibbets GBNF. Godspeed to his family and this country.
November 02, 2007
May he rest in peace
November 02, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
November 02, 2007
But for your courageous dedication to duty and outright bravery in extreme circumstances, the outcome of the Pacific WWII campaign might well have been far more costly for our fighting forces and, indeed, our entire country. You will always be remembered as "The Ultimate Gladiator".
November 02, 2007
Gen. Tibbets made a great contribution to ending WWII, and will be remembered as a fine officer.

Brig. Gen. Allen S. Mason, USAFR (Ret.)
November 02, 2007
Thank you, General, for your service to our nation. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace for a job well done.
November 02, 2007
My sympathy to his family and his comrades. He took the high road and did his duty to God and Country.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen
November 02, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 02, 2007
With condolences to the Tibbets family - We were fortunate to have met General Tibbets at the Bradley air museum in Connecticut a few years back, he was such a gentlemen, taking pictures with the youngsters. Paul Tibbets was a warrior who took great risks to bring an end to the war - truly a great man for all seasons. May he rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
Your service was "second to none" for the troops of ww-11 , thanks and God speed--RIP....
November 02, 2007
May the Lord bless and keep you in your time of sorrow.
November 02, 2007
Thank you sir.
November 02, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 02, 2007
I thought you were right then and I still feel the same. Many American lives were saved by using the Atomic Bomb.I too was proud to serve in the Air Force during Korea.
November 02, 2007
I salute you sir, may God find you a resting place amoung the angles. David J Mock, TMC(ss) USN
retired. My 24 years of service is
small compaired to yours Rest in
peace.
November 02, 2007
God rest his soul. My prayers are with his family. What strong and brave man for his country.
November 02, 2007
God Bless you Mr. Tibbets. You are a true national hero. Never discount what you did in your duty to defend our country and freedom. Rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
You will rest in peace! You helped save a Nation and we are eternally grateful! Thank you.
November 02, 2007
With sympathy to the Family.

Oh Yes. There are old bold pilots.
Rest in peace sir.
November 02, 2007
My father was a tad at the time and I wasn't even a twinkle in his eyes yet, but I read history and believe what Tibbets did was the right thing for this country. May his soul rest in peace
November 02, 2007
Thanks you sir,for defending the freedoms we have enjoyed.
November 02, 2007
Thank you sir.
November 02, 2007
A great American! From one vet to another. Sleep well Oh brave one. May God welcome you into His loving arms and may you quickly be reunited with all the great veterans your mission helped save.
Lest we forget...God Bless America!!
November 02, 2007
God bless you General Paul Tibbets. Your dedicated service to our country will be forever remembered by all military personell past and present throughout the world. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and God bless America!
Paul F. Kardian
President, 91st
Strat Recon Wing Assoc.
November 02, 2007
General, thanks to you, I am alive today. I would have been in the invasion of Japan if your mission hadn't caused the surrender.
November 02, 2007
THANK YOU MR. TIBBETTS. BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR CREW'S BRAVERY THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DID NOT DIE INVADING JAPAN. ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE BEEN MY FATHER-IN-LAW. HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND, AND ALWAYS SAID THE A-BOMB MISSIONS SAVED HIS LIFE. BECAUSE MY FATHER-IN-LAW DID NOT DIE IN JAPAN I HAVE THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL, A LOVING WIFE AND TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. ALL THANKS TO PAUL TIBBETS. GOD BLESS YOU!
November 02, 2007
Mr.Tibbets-
You were such a big part of American history and WWII...we've lost another part of the past. Thank you for your bravery and for your honesty. You have left behind a legacy of bravery, patriotism and a lesson in history. Godspeed.
November 02, 2007
I was born in 1950 but have always been an avid historian, The name Paul Tibbets will be one to ring the freedom bell as long as long as men and women of honer remember the fight for the right to be free.
November 02, 2007
Thank You Mr. Tibbets - Veteran & Patriot.
November 02, 2007
I was privliged to have Col. Tibbets as my C.O. @ Hunter AFB, GA in the 50's. I have always been proud that he had the courage to do what was necessary in 1945.
November 02, 2007
General - May you always have a helping tail wind and happy landings. From a B-29 cfc gunner, WWII and Korea
November 02, 2007
Paraphrased from Shakespeare's beautiful words of Horatio when standing over Hamlet:
Good night sweet warrior; good night to all those who answered their country's call. And now may the flight of angels take thee to thy eternal rest.
November 02, 2007
I FLEW B-29 BOMBERS DURING THE KOREAN WAR AND I BELIVED WHAT I DID WAS THE SAME THING PAUL DID TO HELP TO END THE KOREAN WAR. WE DID NOT DROP A LARGE BOMB LIKE HE DID BUT THE SAME REULTS DID HAPPEN TO END THE WAR. GOD BLESS . JIM CLIVER
November 02, 2007
My condolences to the entire Tibbets family on their loss. General Tibbits was a great American patriot that knew in his heart of hearts, that while directly saving the lives of countless American soldiers, and more, he carried a degree of sadness that his participation was required in the way it was, to help bring World War II to an end. I pray we never forget those great people like General Paul W. Tibbets.
November 02, 2007
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Col. Tibbets stood for America and freedom. He saved the lives of many service men & women. Yes, Colonel we all know you would say you were just doing your job. Thank You!

God comfort the Tibbets family.
November 02, 2007
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one and to this American Hero we extend our deepest gratitude May God bless each family member and friend with peace and comfort. May you feel held in
the prayers of a grateful nation.

In loving memory of our nephew
US Army Spec Philip "Cody" Ford
C Co 3rd/509th Fort Richardson Ak.
KIA Baghdad Iraq 12/10/2006

USN/AMEC Ron Baker & family
United States Navy
November 02, 2007
I was only a little kid then but you did the right thing and we all owe you a great deal of gratitude for your personal sacrifice. Rest well, good soldier and may God hold you in the palm of his hand always.
November 02, 2007
I wish to thank Paul Tibbets for his valor and service to this nation at one of its most critical moments. He rose to the daunting challenge and will always be one of the greatest soldiers in our history. With indescribable gratitude, we bid you a fond farewell.
November 02, 2007
My condolences to the family of a great man. We don't have enough of them. He will always be rembered.
November 02, 2007
Col. Tibbits you may rest in peace knowing that I among others was awaiting shipping orders at Kessler Field. Sixty percent causualties did not look good to any of us. Thanks to you I am now 80 years old. Thank you so very much.
November 02, 2007
I shall always cherish the memory and honor of Gen. Tibbets walking me down the aisle at my wedding to Col. Bob Morgan, Pilot of the WWII B-17 Memphis Belle. I lost Bob three years ago and I am deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing. He was a true American hero and aviation legend - a man who did his job for our country to ensure our freedom. On behalf of the Morgan family, I extend deepest sympathies to the family of Gen. Tibbets.
November 02, 2007
So sorry to hear of your loss. Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets was great man who served this nation well. He saved so many lives. I teach American History. I personally make sure his legacy is told to future generations. Freedom is not free!
November 02, 2007
We have lost a Great American. Thanks for a job well done
November 02, 2007
America has lost another TRUE American! General, Rest in Peace. May God Bless the Tibbets Family. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to meet him at the opening of the Pacific Wing at the D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
November 02, 2007
Thank God for men like General Tibbets, He was a true patriot. I also remember him as a fine and generous man when he was my Division Commander at MacDill AFB.
My condolences to the family.
November 02, 2007
To the family and friends of General Paul Tibbets goes our deepest sympathy. To the rest of the country goes this reminder - We have lost one of the greatest heros of our time.
We that served in the Air Force knew and respected this great man, he will be missed by millions.
From the men of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing -
November 02, 2007
Gen, Tibbets
Rest in Peace. You did your job and saved millions in the process, as you said in life. God will be merciful to his warrior and servant.
Semper Fidelis
frmr Sgt. U.S.M.C. RVN
November 02, 2007
America has lost one it's true heros.A man who did what he could to make our world a better place.
November 02, 2007
MAY ONE OF OUR COUNTRIES GREAT HERO'S REST IN PEACE AND LOVE WITH THE LORD
November 02, 2007
I thank God for each and every one of our veterans every day. My father passed in January 2007, and was a member of the maintenance crew that flew the Enola Gay to the Pacific, so I feel compelled to sign this book. May all our veterans rest in peace, and may their families be consoled by their acts of bravery during their time of service to our great country.
November 02, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special bomber pilot to watch over you.
November 02, 2007
We have lost a great American. A Great man and A Great USAF General
that knew his duty and performed the same with courage and integrity.
I salute you Sir. God's Speed.
November 02, 2007
Thankyou sir for a job yhat needed to be done. thankyou again.
November 02, 2007
A fine Patriot and Soldier! He will be greatly missed. May God be with his grieving Family and Friends. God bless and keep.
November 02, 2007
God Bless You General and thanks to you and your family for the service to our country. As with many others, my father would surely have been in the invasion of Japan. I thank you for saving his life.
November 02, 2007
Thank God for patriots like Paul Tibbets. May his service to our country never be forgotten.
November 02, 2007
To the Tibbets Family,
Our condolences go out to the family of one of our World War II heroes.I was born only a few days before the war ended but have always been very interested in that part of our history. Thanks to your family member my family lives in a free America. May God bless you all as you go through this difficult time.
November 02, 2007
MY SYMPATHY TO THE TIBBETS FAMILY. THE ACTIONS OF GENERAL TIBBETS AND HIS CREW HAD AN IMPACT IN MY LIFE. I DO NOT BELIEVE MY LATE WIFE'S FATHER WOULD HAVE SURVIVED THE INVASION OF THE JAPANESE HOMELAND. THANKS TO THEIR SERVICE, SHE WAS BORN IN 1959 AND WE HAD TWENTY WONDERFUL YEARS OF MARRIAGE BEFORE THE LORD CALLED HER HOME. REST IN PEACE GENERAL.
November 02, 2007
Mr. Tibbets is a true American hero in my book. America didn't start this war, we just ended as quickly as possible. Quincy, IL. should build a monument in his memory.
November 02, 2007
Thank you for your courage, your service and your life long integrity. Rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
Mr. Tibbets, thank you for a job well done! You will always be a hero to the American people.
November 02, 2007
Gen. Tibbets answered the call to duty with the epitome of perfection. We could use more like him today. May he rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
I am disappointed that I never got to meet Paul Tibbets.

I hope his Miami home is made a museum to his life.
November 02, 2007
A Nation Hero! Because of his "guts", he gave his country "glory".
November 02, 2007
I meet this great man when he came and talked to our school class. My father was suspose to be in the invasion of Japan, and the odds are that he wouldn't have survived. We all owe a lot to Col. Tibbets, a gentle man who was very humble about what he did for this country.
November 02, 2007
You have left a lasting legacy
November 02, 2007
God Bless you Gen Tibbets. You shall remain an American hero forever.
November 02, 2007
Thank you for your service to this great country.

You and your 13 crew members saved countless lives in World War II.

May the dear Lord bless your family at this difficult time.
November 02, 2007
Mr. Tibbets you were/are a true American Hero. Thank you for your service to the U.S. Blessed Be.
November 02, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 02, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 02, 2007
God Bless and Godspeed General
November 02, 2007
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Gen. Tibbets. He was a very brave and dedicated man who carried out his mission and stood by his convictions. I had the pleasure of meeting this fine man a few years ago and know the loss his family is experiencing.
May he rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
Paul, thank you for your part in bringing a brutal war to a quick end. We will always remember your sacrifice. You can rest now.

I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
November 02, 2007
My father was serving in the Philipines in 1945. Thanks to the General he came home instead of joining in the invasion of Japan. Thanks for what you did.
November 02, 2007
Thank you Mr. Tibbets - because of men like you I am still honored to be an American and I take pride in my Country. I hope that you're Heaven is what you believed it would be. On behalf of my family and my country- God's Speed to you Sir. To your Family I say Thank you and God Bless you All.
November 02, 2007
Thanks General for being man enough to do your duty to your country, and having the conviction to stand by it. Having worked in your command, you have been an inspiration to me and many other Americans through out our lives. Your time here is over, but rest assured you will not be forgotten.
J.A.Higgins USN Ret.
November 02, 2007
A GREAT AMERICAN HERO THAT PUT A END TO WWII , GOD BLESS
November 02, 2007
Thank you for something you did not really want to do, but the war ended and my father could come home.
November 02, 2007
I met Gen. Tibbets in Seattle in 1996 at the Boeing Museum. No only was I moved by meeting such a great hero, but by what a nice man he was. My sympathy to his family.
November 02, 2007
Valor, strength and courage. General Tibbets, it's hero's like you that have shapped our great nation. Although we've never met, you and your crew did your part to ensure my freedom. I'm greatful for your dedication for caring out a difficult task. I wish your family well during this time of loss. God bless you on your final journey. Rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
A great American hero, of the "Greatest Generation". Thank you for your distinguished service to your country! War is not an impulsive event, but a calculated strategy. This hero was called upon to complete a difficult mission, and he did so with admirable skill and courage. Freedom is not free. Our family thanks you for your role in preserving the freedoms of our great nation. Rest in peace.
November 02, 2007
Hero
November 02, 2007
Thank you foryour service to this country as part of the Greatest Generation. May you rest in peace in that knowledge.
November 02, 2007
Thank you for your service to our country. After hearing the testimonies of the men who raised the American Flag at Iwo Jima (Flags of Our Fathers), we owe you a great debt!
November 02, 2007
God bless the General. I was a member of the 9th FMS years after he flew with them, but we kept the memory of his mission alive.

May he rest in peace for the burden he carried throughout his life. Godspeed, Sir.
November 02, 2007
I had 6 uncles and 1 aunt in the armed services when our brave airmen dropped the atomic bombs to end the war. If the U.S.A. had not done this deed, we probably would have lost some of them in the fighting to take Japan. Japanese lives were saved also. The Japanese mindset was to not surrender as was shown in numerous instances on Pacific islands. They would have fought even harder in their homeland. So, Thank God, Thank God, Thank God for Col. Paul Tibbets and all of his brave confrère who obtained peace for us.

May God’s wonderful Tender Mercies, Healings, and Agape Love be ever extended to the family, friends, and buddies of Col. Paul Tibbets.
We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ include his Forgiveness and Peace.
Also, may the Blessed Holy Spirit provide His Guidance and Comfort.

Psalm 29:11 (King James Bible)
The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Isaiah 26:3 (King James Bible)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Matthew 5:9 (King James Bible)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Romans 15:13 (King James Bible)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
November 02, 2007
A great American. Go in peace, your actions saved millions.
November 02, 2007
Thank You Sir! God Speed! God's blessings to those who loved you.
November 02, 2007
One of the last of the WWII heros.Thank you Col. Tibbets for what you did and for defending it to the end.
November 02, 2007
We mourn the passing of a great American and Serviceman this day.

"Courage is a moral quality. It is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit; an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will." - Lord Moran

"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure."
- President Abraham Lincoln

Thank you Paul Tibbits, DSC. An American hero in all respects. Rest
in peace.
November 02, 2007
November 02, 2007
Thank You General Tibbets, you are one of the many from the "Greatest Generation". Because of you and so many others, we of the younger generations have much to be greatful for. The courage and conviction you have had and held on to for all of these years is to be commended, you did what had to be done for your country and for that I thank you. I can only hope that one day your family will mark to grave, you are an American hero, God Bless you and your family.
November 02, 2007
A great American!
November 02, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Tibbets in the loss of Paul.
November 02, 2007
Paul:
Thank you for saving so many American lives. I may have never been born if you haden't. My Dad, who will be with you in heaven, is also deceased. He was a WWII Veteran like you. I may have never have known such a fine man as him if it wasn't for your sacrafice. I only wish I could have had the pleasure of knowing you. Maybe I will in the next world.
November 02, 2007
Tibbets was a soldier we can all be proud of, he had a job to do do and he did it..any time we go to war we should go with the intention of winning.my condolancies to his family and friends.
November 02, 2007
Thanks for being a real hero. I am able to be here now because of your courage!
November 02, 2007
Paul Tibbets passing comes at a time when KEN BURN'S SERIES, "THE WAR" is fresh in the minds of many Americans after it was featured on PBS recently. With that said, the job Mr. Tibbets undertook is better understood--and takes on greater appreciation having now the benefit of what really happened to those Americans who fought against Japan and the horror our men faced every hour, minute, every day until the Japanese surrended after the Enola Gay's mission. Paul Tibbets is but a man who was called to duty to protect and serve his country; his task must be measured not by the literal activity he undertook, but, rather, compared to all men who fought that war, whether it was a cook on a battleship, a airplance mechanic on an airstrip, a soldier in a trench, or a nurse in a make-shift hospital. God bless Paul Tibbets for his service to this great nation, and God Bless America.
November 02, 2007
We are free and able to leave these messages thanks to the actions of General Tibbets and many others like him. Thank you general for having the courage to do what needed to be done.
November 02, 2007
There were many American Heroes during world war two. They were the ones that fought and or died for their country. You and your crew are true HEROS and if not, a lot of us would not be here. I Thank and Salute you!
November 02, 2007
It saddens me to hear of your passing, as it does any WWII veteran, all of you are my heros. You did what had to be done and you kept steadfast and strong until the end. God Bless you Sir and thank you.
November 02, 2007
You did what needed to be done. My Father and many other Fathers might have perished in an invasion of Japan. If not for you I might not be here today. Rest in Peace General, You did your Duty. Thank You for doing what had to be done.
November 01, 2007
You served your country well, Sir. You shall be remembered in our prayers.

Into thy hands O merciful God, we commend the soul of our departed brother Paul. Receive him into the arms of thy mercy, and grant to him a place of everlasting peace and rest. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever, amen.
November 01, 2007
I never met Col. Paul Tibbets in person, only in history books, and in newspaper and magazine articles. When he performed one of the most honorable and life saving acts that any man has ever done, I was almost 4 years old. My father spent the entire period of WWII in the South Pacific in the Navy. If an invasion had been launched in Japan, many men my age would have never seen their father again. Col. Tibbets is a member of the greatest generation that ever lived. I thank God daily for that generation and especially for Col. Tibbets and men like him. His devotion to duty, country, and ideals of the Godly American way of life that have been lived out over the life span of our country are the principle tools that God has used to perpetuate freedom in such a Godless world. May God continue to raise up heroes such as Col. Tibbets, Moses, Joshua, and the likes of them when war-mongering men rise to power such as Hirohito, Hitler, Mussolino, and their likes. From an old retired police officer, I can only say "Thank you for preserving our way of life." May God bless and comfort your family and friends in these days. Our Prayers are with you all.
In Christ, R. W. Brown
November 01, 2007
November 01, 2007
MY FATHER WAS AT OAK RIDGE AND DID HIS PART SO GEN. TIBBETS COULD DO HIS.I AM VERY PROUD OF WHAT MY FATHER DID AND AS PROUD OF WHAT THE GEN, DID. REST IN PEACE GEN. WE ALL REST BETTER FOR WHAT ALL OF YOU DID FOR US.
November 01, 2007
Free people everywhere are forever indebted to General Tibbets for his selfless service and his patriotic answer to his nations call. God Bless you General Tibbets, and thank you.
November 01, 2007
He volunteered to serve before the United States entered the war. He again volunteered for a mission designed to end the war.

Paul Warfield Tibbets will be forever known as a great American patriot.

May he rest in eternal peace.
November 01, 2007
To the family of Paul Tibbets, an American Hero, Paul saved a generation of our youth from sure death had we invaded Japan. We will never forget him ! God Bless Paul Tibbets
November 01, 2007
god bless you general and may your family have solace in knowing you saved so many with your honor to duty.
November 01, 2007
You saved many parents from the needless heartache & pain that my husband's great-grandparents endured when their son went MIA on Christmas Day during WWII. He was the pilot of the "BLONDE BOMBSHELL." Only 3 of his crew survived when they were shot down on "Christmas Day". His father died of a broken heart losing his only son to the war. Countless parents of WWII died of broken hearts losing their child. God Bless You and your family for what you & your crew had to do that day.
May you be greeted in Heaven by all WWII veterans & enemies alike-because you did what you had to do for your beloved Country. No one should have to bear such a burden or carry that kind of weight on their shoulders. Surely, everyone should understand that. GOD BLESS YOU. I wish I could have met you in person to thank personally for your contribution to not only my family's freedom but America's freedom.
November 01, 2007
Thank you Mr Tibbets for your willingness to end WW2. My father was on a ship off the shore of Japan ready to invade the next day prior to your bomb drop. My father would have surely died that day if that invasion had taken place. Instead he died 6 March 2007. I got to spend 46 years with him and he got to see four grand children raised to adulthood.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
November 01, 2007
Thank you Paul for what you did for your country.
Past Commander V.F.W.
I have a friend who was a Navy Seabee on Tinian Island who helped build the airstrip and the bomb pit
for your mission.
November 01, 2007
You can now put out your hand and touch the face of God. We owe you more than we can ever pay. Thank you for your heroic deeds.
November 01, 2007
God Bless you, Paul. Thank-you for your Service to the United States of America. We All Salute You... You are a True Hero...
November 01, 2007
Although I was only 6 years old at the time, I remember how happy my Mother and Father were that your mission ended the war without having to invade Japan.

Thank you Sir.
November 01, 2007
A great patriot. There are few of his ilk still with us. We need to value all of them.
November 01, 2007
Thank you Paul, for your serice to the United States of America.
November 01, 2007
This man remained firm and steadfast in the rightness of the mission he flew. President Truman, the commanders of our forces and those involved in the mission saved many fathers, brothers and friends from having to invade Japan.

I thank this man for his honor and service to the USA.

I pray for God's comfort and everlasting love of the family of Gen. Tibbets.
November 01, 2007
A great American Hero. I'm honored to have met him .
November 01, 2007
Though I was born in 1946, I am sending a tribute to Mr. Tibbets on behalf of a few marine friends I worked with on the railroad in the 60's when I was in college. To a man these marines,(now deceased) blessed what Mr. Tibbets did as an act of heroism for saving many of them from certain death. God Bless Mr Tibbets and what he did for America.
November 01, 2007
Gen. Tibbets,
Thank you for what you did. You were a brave warrior who followed orders and never questioned it. Rest in peace knowing that you saved many american lives.
November 01, 2007
A terrible job to be called upon to do. You did it with dignity and remained steadfast untill the end that you saved more lives than you had taken. I appreciate the personal freedoms that your service as well as many other men and women alike has afforded me. Thank you and God speed! My prayers are with your family.
November 01, 2007
A GREAT MILITARY MAN,A STRONG MAN,GOD BLESS YOU ,FOR GOD LOVES US ALL
November 01, 2007
For we who live today,because of your endeverse yesterday, I say thank you for my 75 years.
November 01, 2007
To a great man and hero. God bless our veterans, our military and the USA. Thank you for your fearlessness.

A CBI veteran's daughter
November 01, 2007
It is a patriotic person,like Gen. Paul Tibbets,that we have a free country. Yes Gen. Tibbets, I would say you're still resting peaceful. So, sleep on you've done your part. God Bless the U.S.A.
November 01, 2007
I had 6 uncles and 1 aunt in the armed services when our brave airmen dropped the atomic bombs to end the war. If the U.S.A. had not done this deed, we probably would have lost some of them in the fighting to take Japan. Japanese lives were saved also. The Japanese mindset was to not surrender as was shown in numerous instances on Pacific islands. They would have fought even harder in their homeland. So, Thank God, Thank God, Thank God for Col. Paul Tibbets and all of his brave confrère who obtained peace for us.

May God’s wonderful Tender Mercies, Healings, and Agape Love be ever extended to the family, friends, and buddies of Col. Paul Tibbets.
We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ include his Forgiveness and Peace.
Also, may the Blessed Holy Spirit provide His Guidance and Comfort.

Psalm 29:11 (King James Bible)
The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Isaiah 26:3 (King James Bible)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Matthew 5:9 (King James Bible)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Romans 15:13 (King James Bible)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
November 01, 2007
In 1958, I was dating an Airman who was stationed at Andrews AFB and he took me into the hanger that housed the ENOLA GAY before it went to its permanent home. I "touched" this awesome piece of American History and that moment remains as one of the proudest in my life. This country needs a man and an aircraft that can duplicate Paul Tibbets and the ENOLA GAY and another mission well done. Soar with the Eagles Sir, you are my Hero.
November 01, 2007
A GREAT MAN, REST IN PEACE PAUL
November 01, 2007
Rest In Peace, General Tibbets. Thank you so much for all that you did for opur country, and the great example you left to all of us. As the son of a WWII veteran, I truly respect, admire and thank you. Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Tibbets, the family, and to the General's friends. Godspeed, and thank you.
November 01, 2007
General Tibbetts, if it were not for the action of you and your squadron, my wife probably would never have been born in 1955. Her father was drafted into the Army in July 1945. My uncle's 8th Infantry Division was being rotated to the Pacific from Europe and I doubt he would have survived. There are many WWII veterans I would never have known, if it were not for your actions. Thank you for your service.

Semper Fi to you from one who served many years later in the Marine Corps
November 01, 2007
God be with you and your crew, General Tibbets, for saving so many lives. May you rest in peace,
November 01, 2007
As the son of MAJ and Mrs. James K. Creahan, and for my entire family, I would like to express our extreme sadness and offer condolencses to the Tibbets family. He was a great American, a humble hero, and an inspiration to an entire generation of Americans. Thank you General, for your service and dedication to the United States of America.

Kevin J. Creahan
CDR US Navy (Ret)
November 01, 2007
I was a child when I heard of Paul Tibbets and he was truly a man I have admired all my live. Most of my family were in WWII and all have lived a long healthy life Thanks to this great man and the rest who wear the uniform of the U.S.A. He truly has his "Wings" now. An admirer......
November 01, 2007
Thank You Sir
November 01, 2007
The citizens of the United States and the world owe you and your crew a great deal of gratitude for what you did and have endured. It took extreme courage but what a necessary act to save not only our soldiers, but many innocent civilians that may have otherwise lost their lives. My condolences to the family and to the loss of a great patriot.
November 01, 2007
Thank God for real American heroes like Paul Tibbets. We could use a few more steadfast and upright men like him these days. Rest in Peace,
you have earned it.
November 01, 2007
looks like you got a new set of wings. you're family should be very proud! i wasn't alive then, but thanks for all you did. may you rest in peace. God bless!
November 01, 2007
Thanks for being there when the country needed you.
November 01, 2007
I shook Col. Tibbet's hand several years ago when he toured our training facility at Sheppard AFB, Texas. We talked briefly and I knew then that I had just shaken hands with a true American Hero. My military career paled in comparison. Rest in Peace Colonel, Rest in Peace
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you and rest in peace.
November 01, 2007
You are a great man and patriot - thanks so much for your service to our country. God Bless you and your family. Your actions saved the lives of thousands of Americans. Thank you sir!
November 01, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...A TRUE AMERICAN HERO...THANKS TO YOU AND ALL OUR TROOPS.
November 01, 2007
WHAT A GREAT MAN WHO STUCK TO HIS STORY. I FOR ONE WAS AWE STRUCK BY HIS JOB AS A PILOT. THEY ARE SLOWLY SLIPPING AWAY. GOD BLESS
November 01, 2007
GOOD BYE AND GOD BLESS THIS MAN AND HIS CREW OF THE ENOLA GAY.THEIR LEGENDARY MISSION SAVED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES BY BRINGING THE WAR TO AN ABRUPT END.
November 01, 2007
Congratulations. You've earned your wings.
November 01, 2007
Rest in Peace Paul
November 01, 2007
I would like to say simply thank you. For your service, for your duty and for you unwavering stand in doing what was asked of you and what was right. May you soar to you next life on aluminum wings.
November 01, 2007
My father flew with Paul Tibbets and was on the atomic mission.Trust
me when I say that these men were of a special breed.Served their country-no questions asked. God speed,Paul. Now Dad has a poker partner in heaven.
November 01, 2007
Mr. Tibbets was a friend to my grandfather, Billy Grant. Years ago Mr. Tibbets gave him an autographed litho of the Enola Gay dropping the bomb. At that time my Grandfather was on a little island waiting to invade Japan. Instead he came home. I keep the litho on the wall next to my Grandfather's medals and my own Naval awards. Say what you will about using the bomb on Japan, but I'm quite sure I owe my existence to the steady hand of a B-29 pilot and a president willing to take a monumental chance to end a war. Gene, I still have a picture of you in my Grandmother's kitchen from the 70s!
November 01, 2007
The words "The right man for the job" couldn't be more fitting. Your courage will forever be an inspiration. You and your mission were a blessing to my father and his brother who fought in WWII and the countless lives speard with the end of the war with Japan. 44-86292.
November 01, 2007
I thank the Lord for heroes like General Tibbets. Like so many other brave soldiers he did what he was asked to do in his nation's time of need. Our freedom is the result. May God bless his family and may all generations of free Americans honor his memory.
November 01, 2007
My father in law was on Okinawa preparing for the land invasion, when Col. Tibbets dropped the bomb, and I deeply feel my life would be completely different had he not done his duty and ended that awful war. I had the honor of shaking his hand at a signing in Louisville, one of my proudest moments, please accept our deepest sympathy from my family to his.
November 01, 2007
A true American Hero.
November 01, 2007
Thank you Paul for your unselfess act in defending the country you love. America is a better place because of your Heroism.
November 01, 2007
Col Tibbets and his crew were a but a small part of the entire effort that was WW II. However, their bravery and dedication to the task they were appointed is an example of what brought Victory in the European & Pacific theaters. The Aviation / Air Force communities have lost one of their most memorable members as he has slipped the surly bonds and into eternity he flys...God Speed, Paul Tibbets
November 01, 2007
Many of us may not have been born if our relatives would have been killed in the invasion of Japan. All of us should be very grateful to the courage of Paul Tibbets and his crew.
November 01, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service. My father help load the bombs on his plane. And know I finally get to see the person that he knew.
November 01, 2007
Rest Paul, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace. God Bless you.
November 01, 2007
I'm saddened to learn of the death of this fine American aviator. He served America and did his duty, truly saving millions of Americans and even Japanese citizens when his actions helped end the war. God Rest His Soul and God Bless Paul Tibbets!
November 01, 2007
To one of the greatest pilots and American heroes who ever lived. Thank you Paul.
November 01, 2007
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service to our country.A true american hero!
November 01, 2007
Let us not remember that one flight, but that he defended his country and did what he was asked to do. "Ours is not to reason why, ours but to do or die"
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service to our country.My condolences to your family.
November 01, 2007
To a great man and patriot: Your place in history is secured as the one who was instrumental in ending a war and saving countless lives. All of us who cherish our freedom owe you a debt of gratitude. My profound sympathy is with your family in this time of loss.
November 01, 2007
I met Paul at the Reno Air Races a few years ago. What a man! Also knowing his WW II flying history, we were fortunate to have such a person on our side. God be with him.
November 01, 2007
November 01, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 01, 2007
TRUE HERO. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
November 01, 2007
Thank you for your service to our country. Younger people like us have a lot to be thankful for because of you and your generation. As Veteran's Day approaches, I say Thank you! I also offer condolences to your living family and/or friends.
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