… my thoughts turned at this point to my courageous red-haired mother, whose quiet confidence had been a source of strength to me since boyhood, and particularly during the soul-searching period when I decided to give up a medical career to become a military pilot. At a time when Dad had thought I had lost my marbles, she had taken my side and said, ‘I know you will be all right, son.’
—Pilot Paul Tibbets reflecting about selecting the name for his B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay

  6 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. August 6, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    That quote reveals so much about him.


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  2. August 6, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Poignant… deep breath

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  3. August 6, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    This is beautiful!

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    • August 6, 2018 at 3:25 PM

      Thanks, Angeline. I had never stopped to consider that he might want to do something other than fly for a career before I read this quote of his.

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