Thomas Wilson Ferebee (1919-2000), the lead bombardier aboard the B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", was the man who pulled the lever that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

He believed he was part of a normal mission when he delivered the world's first nuclear weapon to the Japanese city. The "tremendous blinding light" proved otherwise.

Ferebee was a strong proponent of the United States' decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima until the day he died, March 16, 2000 at the age of 81.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.