Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Man Who Bombed Hiroshima

By Anthony Gregory
November 15, 2007

Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. did not die from war wounds or violently at the hands of other people, years before his time. He died in hospice care, in a bed, from heart problems and strokes.

Read on.


TomB said...

1) My father was a SeaBee in the South Pacific and they WERE on alert for the invasion of Japan!!
2)My Uncle Len was a Navy pilot and was shot down and killed by the Japanese in Leyte.
3)I was a Missle Technician (MT),C-3 Poseidon IRBM.
on board the USS G.W. Carver (SSBN 656), Gold crew.
4)And the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki WERE NOT nuclear. They were ATOMIC not Thermonuclear. Get your information (read s**t) correct!!
5)All of the "Purple Heart" medals that are issued today were manufactured prior to the invasion of Japan.
Your article is an insult to everyone.

chin music said...

It seems that Anthony Gregory is the one trying to "rewrite history" here. To every serviceman and woman in the Pacific theater, from General to GI, the behavior of the Japanese military toward prisoners, civilians and even themselves left NO DOUBT about the need for, and potential horror of, the impending invasion of Japan. It also left NO DOUBT about the use of ANY kind of "super weapon" that might, just might, ease or prevent that invasion. It's mighty comfortable, sixty years later, to self-flagellate and express guilt feelings about being the only country to use nuclear weapons on an enemy, but serious historians of World War II agree that, at the time, it was the right decision and, historically, it was a good decision. Paul Tibbits had no idea whatsoever about what kind of bomb he was dropping, nor should he have, nor should he have cared. He was a soldier, a survivor who had lost a lot of friends already. He had a job to do, just like the boys who went ashore at Normandy, OkiNawa, Anzio, etc., etc.. If Tibbits was a war criminal, then every GI that ever pulled a trigger on an enemy is, too (and that's just assinine).