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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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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.
6: Sailors from the HSC-25 Island Knights aided in the rescue of four people whose plane went missing on a flight from Tinian Island to Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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.
Similar decorated and red-slipped pottery is shown in Figure 4, recovered by Pellett and Spoehr (1961) from the House of Taga site on Tinian Island and now stored in the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, yet without associated radiocarbon dating.
He served in the Army in World War II, stationed at Camp Pendleton and Tinian Island in the South Pacific.
During this study, one female from West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea (BPBM 13499) and one female from Tinian Island, Northern Marianas (BPBM 31708) were found that were mature at 64 mm SVL, indicating females mature at a larger minimum size in the Philippines.
Some members of the Japanese government committee studying alternative sites for the relocation of Futemma, including Abe and Shimoji, have recently made inspection trips to places such as Guam and Tinian Island.
They had recently departed San Francisco and just completed their orders to deliver necessary parts for the atomic bomb, "Little Boy," to Tinian Island.
From Tinian Island in the Marianas, CPM Arnold Goldsborough of Wilmington, Delaware, writes that he is operating a laundry:
Because of his piloting skill, Tibbets was next assigned to the atomic bomb project and conducted all the training phases prior to take off from Tinian Island until the bomb drop on August 6, 1945.
The book steadily progresses from the New Mexico desert, to the USS Indianapolis, which transported the bomb, to Tinian Island, where the Enola Gay awaited.
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.