Excuse me? Didn’t I use almost this exact same headline when I mentioned Rasputin’s regal ramrod? It seems a bit too coincidental if you ask me.
This week marks the 60th anniversary of the battle for Saipan and Tinian. In commemoration of that battle, Brigadier General Paul Tibbets has come to the Marianas to deliver the keynote speech for the celebrations. Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.