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The pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945 said in an interview published Tuesday that the United States had a plan in place in September 1944 to drop atomic bombs on both Europe and Japan.

Retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, 87, who piloted the Enola Gay on its mission over Hiroshima, revealed what is believed to be a thus-far undisclosed episode relating to the U.S. atomic bomb strategy during an interview with the Guardian newspaper.

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