From Ohio History Central
Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr.
Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr., was born on February 23, 1915, in Quincy, Illinois. He spent much of his youth in Florida, where he had his first experience flying at twelve years of age. As a teenager, he attended the Western Military Academy and then enrolled in the University of Florida, followed by the University of Cincinnati, where he pursued a medical degree.
Tibbets was not happy studying medicine, and in 1937, against his parents