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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 (2015 est. pop. 55,000), c.
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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. Widespread devastation was caused by a supertyphoon in Oct., 2018.
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Drawing on US National Archives documents and photos, as well as veteran and survivor testimonies and other sources, the author outlines the experiences of the people of the Japanese-controlled islands of Saipan and Tinian during their American invasion and occupation in 1944 and why mass suicides occurred.
According to the Philippine Consulate in Guam, which has jurisdiction over the Commonwealth islands of Saipan, Rota and Tinian, consular teams have been dispatched to the affected areas to reach out to the Filipino communities there.
The islands of Tinian and Rota were devastated by Yutu.
Demonstrating the awesome size of Yutu, NOAA released an image of the eye of the super typhoon completely surrounding the island of Tinian. A Taiwanese typhoon Facebook page suggested that after striking the Marianas, Yutu is entering an eye wall replacement cycle of mature typhoons and if the replacement is successful, it is possible it could reach peak intensity again, with the next two days being key.
Tinian, the island at the centre of the storm, was the site from which the B-29 missions to drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were launched.
Author Don Farrell seems to have been destined to compose this well-researched, well-written history of the creation and use of the world's first atomic bombs, a story that ultimately peaks on Tinian Island of the Marianas archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
Approximately 65% of capex spending is directed toward Saipan Airport, 24% at Tinian, and 11% at Rota.
Those supplies were delivered to Tinian island, an American base in the final year of the war which launched the world's first nuclear bombing.
Made a lieutenant, he commanded the platoon on Tinian in July.
The ATISA submarine cable project (from the Chamorro word atisa, meaning "to illuminate; to accelerate"), which began with the signing of a supply contract in February 2016, was recently brought ashore and connected to the terrestrial fiber networks on Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Rota.
In the second and third weeks of May, the French planned to send their Mistral naval carriers, capable of transporting helicopters, around Tinian island, where it will team up with U.S.
From September 1944 to April 1945 they trained tirelessly out of Wendover Field; until, in May, they packed up their operation and transitioned to the island of Tinian in the Marianas.