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Tinian

(tĭnēăn`, tēnēän`), island (2010 pop. 3,136), 39 sq mi (101 sq km), W Pacific, one of the Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
, officially Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a self-governing entity in association with the United States (2010 pop. 53,883), c.185 sq mi (479 sq km), comprising 16 islands (6 inhabited) of the Marianas chain (all except Guam), in the W
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. The island lies immediately SW of Saipan. The inhabitants are of mixed Micronesian, Filipino, and Spanish descent. Tinian's once large phosphate deposits have been depleted. Vegetable gardening is now the main occupation, but attempts have been made to raise large numbers of cattle. In World War II Tinian was taken (1944) by U.S. forces and made into an important military base for attacks on the Japanese mainland. The planes that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were flown from Tinian.
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As one of the scientists on Tinian wrote, "We all aged ten years until the plane cleared the island".
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Our new discoveries of decorated pottery from the House of Taga in Tinian are the most informative, based on the largest yet known excavation of an early-period Marianas site.
The Barnet man faces Argen tinian favourite Martinez at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as the clear underdog against a man regarded by many as the number three fighter in the world.
The US territorial islands in the western Pacific Ocean have strategic and logistic military significance, particularly Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, Rota) (Figure 1), in addition to their increasing importance to the tourism industry.
The SDP, which strongly opposes relocation within Okinawa, has been advocating transferring the base to Tinian in the U.
If you are fascinated by personal narratives from World War II, you had better put on the coffee pot, and settle down to one hell of read covering the Guadalcanal Campaign and landings at Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian islands in the battle for the Pacific Theater.
They had recently departed San Francisco and just completed their orders to deliver necessary parts for the atomic bomb, "Little Boy," to Tinian Island.
She was an independent child," said Ms Paulino, who lives in Tinian, one of the same group of Northern Marinas islands as Saipan.
From Tinian Island in the Marianas, CPM Arnold Goldsborough of Wilmington, Delaware, writes that he is operating a laundry:
Then the unit, the 509th Composite Wing, deployed to the Pacific Ocean island of Tinian to await their strike orders.
Having raced across the Philippine Sea to the island of Tinian she unloaded her lethal cargo on July 26.