DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1698 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Tibbets was a full Colonel on 6 Aug 1945. I have had the opportunity to meet General Tibbets and he's doing quite well considering he is getting up there in years. He makes regular appearances at air shows around the country so if you have the chance to meet him I would suggest doing so.
As far as the Bock's Car is concerned I believe that the normal aircraft commander was a guy by the name of Bock-hence Bock's Car. It was not Sweeney's normal aircraft.
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