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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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On the night of March 9, 1945, Muldrow, tail gunner on a B-29 Superfortress, takes off from Tinian Island along with three-hundred and fifty bombers.
45am on August 6, the American B29 bomber Enola Gay took off from Tinian Island in the Pacific with its payload - a 10ft- long uranium bomb christened 'Little Boy'.
bomber that takes off from Tinian island in August 1945 to drop a third atomic bomb on Japan, this time on Tokyo.
Three days later, with The Great Artiste still rigged for instruments and without enough time to strip it and prepare it to carry another bomb, Major Sweeney commandeered Fred Bock's plane, which carried the name Bock's Car, and left Tinian Island for Kokura, Japan, the primary target.
Regiment, was on Tinian Island participating in Tandem Thrust 2003, a joint exercise conducted in the Marian Islands.
Japan time and passed Tinian Island, part of Northern Mariana Islands, at around 7:10 a.
Capt Lewis wrote a minute-by-minute account in his 11-page logbook which describes the birth of the nuclear age, from the bomber's take-off from the US airbase at Tinian Island in the Marianas to the detonation itself.
Tinian Island, the Enola Gay's base of operations, is a tiny island in the west Pacific thirteen miles long, six miles across at its greatest width, and approximately both 1600 miles northwest of Hiroshima and 1600 miles southwest of Manilla.
They are also planning a vacation to the central Pacific, where Bresler wants to revisit his original squadron days on Tinian Island.
S Department of Defense (DoD) leased the northern two-thirds of Tinian Island from the CNMI for training groups of 200 Marines or larger due to land availability.
The trip took 30 days and we debarked at Tinian Island on December 28, 1944.