Paul Tibbets -That flight took decree of destruction

 The plane was being flown to Japan carrying havoc. The flight left from Tianyan Island shortly before 3 pm. The floor was about six hours away. The faster the aircraft was flying, the faster the time was running. There was a bomb in that plane called 'Little Boy' of 4,400 kg, which contained 64 kg of uranium. Two other companion aircraft were also flying in and around that plane. All the pilots knew what it was like to drop a bomb, but no one knew what would happen if an atom bomb fell. The brainchild of 29-year-old Paul Tibbets, the main pilot, was working fast. The entire focus was on the success of the campaign. He used to think that there is a decree, bomb is to be dropped, so what to think? Many people will be killed below, who will not be soldiers, but it is not my job to think about them. I am a blitz pilot, this is what I have been taught. Destroy the given target and I am going to do the same.

Paul Tibbets

In an aircraft flying at an altitude of about 32 thousand feet, Paul immediately announced that 'Friends, we are going to drop the world's first Atom bomb'. All the colleagues re-checked their respective responsibilities and work, so that there is no harm in the attack. No matter how harsh a person is, communication of emotions is more or less in it. It is a feeling that the plane carrying the Atom bomb named 'Little Boy' is named after his mother Inola Gay by Paul Tibbets. The same mother who always taught the lesson of strength and also trust that whatever you do, you will do well. The pleasure of flying at such a height from the ground was destined only with the help of the mother, the father wanted to become a doctor. Paul also did his doctorate one year. But just now an old incident came to his mind after blowing up Inola Gay. A doctor in the medical college was a roommate, he had said that many of his colleagues had failed in the early years of their medical studies and started going into the black drug trade. He failed because he was very sympathetic to his patients. Because of this his qualifications were destroyed, he failed to meet medical needs.

Recalling this incident, the speed of the aircraft increased further. Paul started thinking, morality is not my subject and then what kind of morality in war? What I am doing is the cradle of order. My biggest responsibility is to maintain order. The people who have to take the decision have taken it. In war now, it does not matter whether the bomb you are about to drop is an Atom bomb or another 100 kg bomb. If you are wielding a rifle in war, will you care about morality? It also came to Paul's mind that World War II was to end and that it required unimaginable assault on the main enemy. People will die here, but more lives will be saved than them, because the great war will end here.

Thinking, the plane reached the floor. Then the clock was running at nine in the morning. In Hiroshima, people were awake and engaged in their work and the Little Boy was released from above. The three aircraft returned swiftly, taking almost a U turn. About fifty seconds later the Little Boy explodes. An extremely bright, colorful, giant mushroom of devastation blossomed on Hiroshima. Nuclear reactions caused thousands of tons of energy to flow, causing a storm of fire and gloom. A blast and then several explosions were so loud that even Paul Tibbets, who was sitting in Inola Gay, who was more than 15 miles away from Hiroshima, felt it.

It was this moment that changed the world forever, not just Paul Tibbets (1915–2007). A few days later, Paul and his superiors were invited to meet the then US President Harry S. Truman. After all the talk, Truman kept looking at Paul for ten seconds, then asked, 'What do you think?' Paul said, 'Mr. President, I think, I did what I was told'. The President knocked the table by hand and said, "You are absolutely right, you did, and I am the one who sent you." Whenever someone puts you in trouble, send it to me. It was the fear of those moments behind the American perseverance, the result of that, after the first and second atomic bomb, the third threat has not been raised by the world till date, it has been 75 years.

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