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Paul Tibbets was a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force and is best known for piloting the aircraft to drop the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare.
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In the 1960s, Tibbets was posted as military attaché in India, but this posting was rescinded after all political parties in India protested his presence. In 1976, he and his wife, Andrea,;moved to Columbus, where he was president of Executive Jet Aviation, an air taxi company, until he retired in 1985.
Paul Tibbets, pilot and commander of the B-29 that dropped the first atomic weapon used in war, died on November 1, 2007 at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend.
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