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Tibbets, Paul W. (Paul Warfield) 1915-2007

Works: 49 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 6,491 library holdings
Genres: History  Music  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biographical television programs  Television programs  Documentary films  Humor  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D843, 363.35
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The Atomic Cafe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark comedy in the truest sense, this film took the nation by storm when it first debuted in theaters in 1982. A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the Cold War. The film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of Cold-War era paranoia in the United States, artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music. Profoundly shocking and perversely topical, the film craftily captures a panicked nation, offering a fascinating and witty account of life during the Atomic Age and resulting Cold War, when fall-out shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and government propaganda were all a part of our social consciousness."--Container
Fly girls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of World War II, the call went out: women with flight experience were needed to fly for the military. All over the country, young women postponed their weddings, put their educations on hold, and quit their jobs to respond, becoming Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs. Led by Jacqueline Cochran, America's foremost female aviator, more than 1,000 women were trained to ferry aircraft, test planes, instruct male pilots, and even tow targets for anti-aircraft artillery practice. Despite serving with grit and determination from 1942 to 1944, these brave women pilots had no official military status, thus no benefits, although 38 gave their lives. In December 1944, the WASP program was disbanded. It would be more than thirty years before women would fly again for the US military
The Atomic cafe by Jayne Loader( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1982 cult classic juxtaposes Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, seamlessly crafted from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Taken together, these sources cheerily instruct the public on how to live in the Atomic Age, how to survive a nuclear attack and how to fight and win a nuclear war
Whiteman Air Force Base by George A Larson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whiteman Air Force Base is located two miles south of Knob Noster. The base was activated following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, becoming Sedalia Army Air Field in November 1942 to train glider pilots and paratroopers. In August 1951, the base was assigned to the Strategic Air Command, with the 340th Bombardment Wing flying the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber and KC-97 tanker. The base was renamed in honor of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman, US Army Air Corps, who was killed in his P-40 by a Japanese Zero during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In June 1961, the Department of Defense chose Whiteman to host the nation's fourth Minuteman ICBM wing, with 150 missiles. Before completion of the missile field contraction, SAC activated the 351st Strategic Missile Wing on February 1, 1963. The missile wing made history when it fielded the first female missile crew. In 1990, the base became part of history with the activation of the 509th Bomb Wing flying the Northrop B-2 "Stealth" Spirit bomber. Throughout its continuous military presence, since 1942, the base has always been at the forefront of national defense, especially now with the B-2 able to strike any target in the world at any time
Battle history of the U.S. Air Force( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air wars hot and cold stretches from the beginning of the jet age to Korea and the early '60s; and Over the jungles, over the sands examines the action in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf
Twelve o'clock high! by Beirne Lay( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Frank Savage tries to revitalize an England-based fighter group that has had extremely bad luck in combat.#x1E
The silverplate bombers : a history and registry of the Enola Gay and other B-29s configured to carry atomic bombs by Richard H Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents the development and delivery of the Silverplate B-29 bomber. The history of the Silverplate B-29, from conception to successful development, is set forth in the early chapters, which discuss the then secret work of the 509th Composite Group at Wendover Army Air Field, on the Marianas Island of Tinian, and at Roswell Army Air Field"--Provided by publisher
Enola Gay : the first atomic mission( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a backdrop of archival footage, rare photography and their own words, the crew of the Enola Gay reminisce about their training and the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Return of the Enola Gay by Paul W Tibbets( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 6, 1945, as the Enola Gay approached the Japanese city of Hiroshima, I fervently hoped for success in the first use of a nuclear type weapon. To me it meant putting an end to the fighting and the consequent loss of lives. In fact, I viewed my mission as one to save lives rather than take them. The intervening years has brought me many letters and personal contacts with individuals who maintain that they would not be alive if it had not been for what I did. Likewise, I have been asked in letters and to my face if I was not conscious stricken for the loss of life I caused by dropping the first atomic bomb. To those who ask, I quickly reply, "Not in the least."
Mail call( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the B-2 Stealth Bomber and an interview with Paul W. Tibbets IV
[War] by Gwynne Dyer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part of the first broadcast of Dyer's television series, "War". Includes the voices of Arthur Harris, who at age 50 commanded all British bombers, Rupert Oakley, British pilot who survived 73 missions, although the typical RAF pilot died after 14, and Col. Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, who says that under similar circumstances he would drop A bomb on Hiroshima again
The Ken Murray show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A salute to the United States Air Force. Final 30 min. of show contains the following segments: 1) George Burton doing a bird act; 2) radio-TV critic Jack O'Brien talking with Ken Murray; 3) Captain Betty Hemphill, USAF squad commander, talking with Murray and O'Brien about the need for more women in the Air Force; 4) The story of the United States Air Force, a tribute to the guardians of the sky; 5) introduction of Col. Paul Tibbets, who commanded the Enola Gay on the mission that dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima; Tibbets explains that the plane was named after his mother
News of the day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"First motion pictures of the team of two Superforts, named The Great Artists and Enola Gay--men decorated for bravery in facing the unknown danger at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Colonel Paul Tibbets, who piloted the first atomic bomb plane, gives an eye-witness account of the terrific blast. Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell, Theater Commander of the Atomic Bomb Project, pays tribute to the vast number of scientists and skilled personnel who played such an untiring and vital part in the successful experiments of the atomic bomb. Members of the gallant crews who flew the two B-29s that dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima and Nagasaki are interviewed. These brave men reveal a clear detailed account of their thrilling missions"--Hearst index card
by Paul W Tibbets( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transcripts (typewritten) (479 p.) of interviews with Tibbets by Clair Stebbins and Harry Franken as a basis for the book The Tibbets Story (1978), recounting Tibbets's life and his career in aviation, especially as pilot and a member of the atomic bomb mission to Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II
The complete history of World War II( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

CBS presents "The complete history of World War II" narrated by corespondent Douglas Edwards. Includes excerpts of CBS radio broadcasts to tell the story of the war with the actual voices of the participants. Begins with Adolph Hitler's rise to power and includes the fall of most of Western Europe by the end of 1940, American efforts to remain neutral, the expansion of the Empire of Japan, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the war in the Pacific, D-Day, the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Japan, and British monarch King George VI delivering a radio address at the end of the war
Where were you( Visual )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program shows actual footage of events that took place on August 6, 1945 and presents skits performed by actors of events that also took place on that day. On that day, a particular event of importance happened to the guest, Colonel Paul Tibbets
The Tibbets story by Paul W Tibbets( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the story of the man who was entrusted to fly the plane that would drop the first atomic bomb in war
[Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, describes the bombing of Hiroshima shortly after the event, describing the first sight of the mushroom cloud] by Paul W Tibbets( Recording )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Tibbets story With Clair (C.) Stebbins and Harry Franken by Paul W Tibbets( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview of Gen. Paul W. Tibbets : the flight of the Enola Gay by Paul W Tibbets( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Atomic Cafe
Duty : a father, his son, and the man who won the war
Alternative Names
Paul Tibbets

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Paul Tibbets Amerikaans officier (1915-2007)

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Paul Tibbets United States Air Force pilot (1915-2007)

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Paul W. Tibbets

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Paul Warfield Tibbets

Tibbets, Paul W.

Tibbets, Paul Warfield 1915-2007

Warfield Tibbets, Paul 1915-2007

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