What three arguments did Colonel Paul Tibbets give to support the use of the atomic bomb on Japan?
Reasons to support the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan include that it was the most viable way to force the Japanese to surrender. Also that the war would end faster by doing so, and that it would claim fewer lives than an invasion.
Colonel Paul Tibbets and Major Charles Sweene. Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, of the United States Army Air Forces. It was the first atomic bomb to be used as a weapon. Also Enola Gay was Colonel Paul Tibbets mothers name. "Fat Man" was dropped from a B-29 bomber Bockscar, piloted by Major Charles Sweeney of the 393d…
The atomic bombs were dropped by US aviators of the Allied Forces. The lead person of the air squad was Colonel Paul Tibbets. "The 393d Bombardment Squadron B-29 Enola Gay, piloted and commanded by 509th Composite Group commander Colonel Paul Tibbets, was launched from North Field airbase on Tinian in the West Pacific, about six hours flight time from Japan. The Enola Gay (named after Colonel Tibbets' mother) was accompanied by two other B-29s." (From…
Colonel Paul Tibbets, USAAF, was the pilot. His B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, was named for his mother. He was the commander of the 509th Composite Group and on May 9, 1945, he selected the aircraft from the fifteen on the assembly line that had been specially modified to carry a nuclear bomb. Three months later, Tibbets himself flew the Enola Gay to drop the bomb on Hiroshima.
On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM local time, a B-29 plane, the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb, code named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan. On August 9, 1945, at 11:02 AM local time, another B-29, "Bockscar" was piloted by Colonel Charles W. Sweeney, when it dropped a plutonium atomic bomb, code named "Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan.
There were two such missions over Japan. The first was commanded by Colonel Paul Tibbets, who flew the B-29 bomber, Enola Gay, and dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy," on Hiroshima. The second mission was commanded by Major Charles Sweeney, who flew the B-29 bomber, Bockscar, and dropped the atomic bomb, "Fat Man," on Nagasaki.
In September 1944, he was selected to command the project at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah, that became the 509th Composite Group, in connection with the Manhattan Project. As commander of the 509th, he chose himself as the pilot to get the honor of being the pilot to deliver the first atomic bomb in combat.
I am guessing that it was because Colonel Paul Tibbets commanded the 509th, and his bomber the Enola Gay (named after his mother) would have been selected for this reason as the first to carry this new and terrifying weapon. Only one more atomic bombing was necessary before Japan threw in the towel, but presumably each B-29 in the 509th would have taken its turn had other bombings been necessary.
The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. Bockscar, sometimes called Bock's Car, is the name of the United States Army Air Forces B-29 bomber that dropped…