Paul Tibbets Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. Colonel (later General) Paul Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the “Little Boy” atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Iowa Department of Public Safety Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts' death. Tibbets died in his Columbus, Ohio, home on 01-11-2007 at the old age of 92. Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. was born on February 23, 1915, in Quincy, Illinois.
When Tibbets was eight years old, his family moved once again, to Miami, Florida. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, is charged in the death of Mollie Tibbetts (R). His father worked there as a confections wholesaler. He had suffered small strokes and heart failure during his final years and had been in hospice care. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest. In this documentary Tibbets co-produced with the Buckeye Aviation Book Company, “Reflections on Hiroshima,” he recounts his memories of the day the atomic bomb was first used in warfare. Born on February 23, 1915 to Paul W. Tibbets and Enola Gay Tibbets. Death and burial ground of Tibbets, Paul Warfield. TIBBETS Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr., 92, of Columbus, Ohio, died November 1, 2007. When he was five years old, his family moved to Davenport, Iowa and later to Des Moines.