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 2,047,594 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Tibbets is the 172nd most popular military personnel (down from 163rd in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from United States (down from 440th 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 172 out of 1,466Before him are Alfred von Schlieffen, Matilda of Tuscany, August von Mackensen, Lavr Kornilov, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and Mikhail Frunze. After him are Felix Steiner, Dragut, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, Joachim Peiper, and Charles V, Duke of Lorraine.

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Among people born in 1915, Paul Tibbets ranks 17Before him are Arthur Miller, Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, Yitzhak Shamir, Jerome Bruner, and Sviatoslav Richter. After him are Joachim Peiper, Saul Bellow, Billie Holiday, Hu Yaobang, Fred Hoyle, and Les Paul. Among people deceased in 2007, Paul Tibbets ranks 13Before him are Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Marcel Marceau. After him are Sidney Sheldon, Maurice Béjart, Albert Ellis, Deborah Kerr, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Jean-Pierre Cassel.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Tibbets ranks 473 out of 15,968Before him are Mickey Rourke (1952), Barbara McClintock (1902), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), T. S. Eliot (1888), and John Cazale (1935). After him are Theodore Dreiser (1871), Faye Dunaway (1941), Sarah Palin (1964), John Bardeen (1908), Susan Sontag (1933), and Tennessee Williams (1911).


Among military personnels born in United States, Paul Tibbets ranks 8Before him are George S. Patton (1885), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Peary (1856), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Robert E. Lee (1807), and George Armstrong Custer (1839). After him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Richard Winters (1918), and Raymond A. Spruance (1886).