Jeppson, Morris Richard b. June 23, 1922 d. March 30, 2010 Military Figure. He served as a weapon's test officer and specialist on board the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. He served in the United States military from 1943 to 1946, attending Air Force training schools at Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before being assigned to the atomic bomb development and testing facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He flew his first and only combat mission on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered over the Nevada Desert.
Tibbets Jr., Gen. Paul Warfield b. February 23, 1915 d. November 1, 2007 United States World War II Army Officer. An officer in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, he was the pilot of the Boeing B-29 bomber nicknamed the "Enola Gay" which dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Born in Quincy, Illinois, he began his career as a medical student at the University of Florida before dropping out to purse his love of aviation. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1937 as a cadet, where he began his military training...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered across the English Channel