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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.

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