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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • We anchored at one called Tinian, uninhabited, but abounding with wild cattle, hogs, fowls, and fruits: we could not have fallen in with a better place.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

  • Two Japanese torpedoes sunk the Indianapolis shortly after transporting components of the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • Two Japanese torpedoes sunk the Indianapolis shortly after transporting components of the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • Since he waded ashore at Hollandia the previous April, the Marines had taken Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Since he waded ashore at Hollandia the previous April, the Marines had taken Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Mr. Chauncey, 87, flew 35 missions against Japan as a Superfortress pilot from the U.S. base at Tinian, in the Pacific.

    Owners of the Last B-29 Hope It Doesn

  • The Marianas — Guam, Saipan and Tinian — posed their own difficulties, but at least they were at sea level, and the construction crews could start from scratch.

    When Victory Was in the Air

  • On Tinian, not much larger than Manhattan, 15,000 workers laid six runways, 11 miles of taxiways and parking areas, and so many roads and buildings that the little island qualified as the largest aviation complex in the world.

    When Victory Was in the Air

  • The Marianas — Guam, Saipan and Tinian — posed their own difficulties, but at least they were at sea level, and the construction crews could start from scratch.

    When Victory Was in the Air

  • On Tinian, not much larger than Manhattan, 15,000 workers laid six runways, 11 miles of taxiways and parking areas, and so many roads and buildings that the little island qualified as the largest aviation complex in the world.

    When Victory Was in the Air

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