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Paul Tibbets

1915 - 2007

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Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (23 February 1915 – 1 November 2007) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Tibbets has received more than 2,212,508 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Paul Tibbets is the 169th most popular military personnel (up from 172nd in 2019), the 464th most popular biography from United States (up from 473rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Military Personnel.

Paul Tibbets was most famous for being the pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

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Among military personnels, Paul Tibbets ranks 169 out of 1,468Before him are Joseph Joffre, Ernst Busch, Joachim Peiper, Auguste de Marmont, Dietrich von Choltitz, and George Armstrong Custer. After him are Józef Poniatowski, Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Akechi Mitsuhide, Johannes Blaskowitz, and Djemal Pasha.

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Among people born in 1915, Paul Tibbets ranks 19Before him are Billie Holiday, Arthur Miller, Jerome Bruner, Stanley Matthews, Yitzhak Shamir, and Joachim Peiper. After him are Aung San, Sviatoslav Richter, Saul Bellow, Fred Hoyle, Hu Yaobang, and Les Paul. Among people deceased in 2007, Paul Tibbets ranks 12Before him are Jean Baudrillard, Marcel Marceau, Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Ève Curie. After him are Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Ellis, Sidney Sheldon, Maurice Béjart, and Benazir Bhutto.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Tibbets ranks 464 out of 18,182Before him are Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Terry Gilliam (1940), George Armstrong Custer (1839), and Diana Ross (1944). After him are Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Lauren Bacall (1924), and Wilt Chamberlain (1936).


Among military personnels born in United States, Paul Tibbets ranks 8Before him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Peary (1856), George S. Patton (1885), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), and George Armstrong Custer (1839). After him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Albert Pike (1809), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), and Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821).