A close encounter : the marine landing on Tinian by Richard Harwood

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Cates. Marine Corps Historical Collection B-29s were hitting the Japanese main- land. Over the next year, according to numbers supplied by the Air Force to historian Carl Hoffman, the B-29s flew 29,000 missions out of the Mananas, dropped 157,000 tons of explo- sives which, by Japanese estimates killed 260,000 people, left 9,200,000 homeless, and demolished or burned 2,210,000 homes. Tinian's place in the history of warfare was insured by the flight of EnoIa Gay on 6 August 1945. It dropped 31 a nuclear weapon on Hiroshima.

30 Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 419222 Tinian child candy 25 years earlier. Claveria participated Former Marine Corps Combat Correspondent SSgt Federico Ckiveria looks at photograph of himself giving an interned in the initial landings on Roi-Namur and Saipan also. They were located 1,200 nautical Top commanders gather for the flagraising on 3 August 1944 at the conclu- miles from the home islands of sion of Tinian operations. From left are RAdm Harry W. Hill; MajGen Harry Japan, a distance ideal for the B-29 with its range of 2,800 miles.

Claveria participated Former Marine Corps Combat Correspondent SSgt Federico Ckiveria looks at photograph of himself giving an interned in the initial landings on Roi-Namur and Saipan also. They were located 1,200 nautical Top commanders gather for the flagraising on 3 August 1944 at the conclu- miles from the home islands of sion of Tinian operations. From left are RAdm Harry W. Hill; MajGen Harry Japan, a distance ideal for the B-29 with its range of 2,800 miles. Tinian became the home for two wings of the Twentieth Air Force.

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