The man who believed that WASP could fly anything, including the B-29, has died. Paul Tibbets passed away today, Thursday, Nov. 1, at his Columbus, Ohio home.
Because of his belief in the airworthiness of the B-29 and his faith in the training and the skill of women pilots, 2 WASP were given the opportunity to fly the B-29. Once male pilots witnessed these 2 women flying the largest 4 engine bomber in the Army Air Force arsenal, the men no longer considered it unsafe to fly.
His leadership came at such a crucial time in our nation's history. His legacy is one of courage, honor and sacrifice.
*to read a letter from B-29 pilot Harry McKeown to WASP Dora Dougherty