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 (tĭn′ē-ăn′, tē′nē-än′)
An island of the Northern Marianas in the western Pacific Ocean. The planes that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945) were flown from Tinian.
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The heavy cruiser was hit by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945, while returning from the US island base of Tinian where it had delivered enriched uranium for atomic bomb Little Boy, later dropped on Hiroshima.
S Air Force has announced its plans to invest an estimated $375 million to upgrade the Tinian International Airport by building additional facilities and infrastructure.
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.
Aviareps-which works closely with the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA)-is positioning the Philippines to become a key partner of Saipan, Tinian and Rota in their push to become an emerging tourism destination among Asean-member countries.
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.
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.
He mentions that Enola Gay carried "82" on its nose when it arrived at Tinian on July 6.
He meandered on to other hot, tiny islands with names like Pig and Tinian, making some quirky friends along the way.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A B-29 Superfortress took off from the American airbase on the island of Tinian, in the Pacific Ocean, at 3:47 a.
James was a Navy veteran serving with the 67th construction battalion known as the Seabees that worked to construct an airfield on Tinian Island during World War II.
21 at Andersen air force base on Guam, Tinian Island in the Northern Mariana Islands, and in waters from Okinawa in the north to Tinian Island in the south.