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6 Feb 1943

Mariana Islands
  • USS Flying Fish sank a Japanese transport in the Sunharon Roadstead off Tinian, Mariana Islands, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. After sundown, she attacked a destroyer in the same area; the 1 torpedo fired missed. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Tinian | CPC]
14 Jun 1944

Mariana Islands
19 Jul 1944

Mariana Islands
24 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Jul 1944
US Marines landing on Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944LVT-2 Water Buffalo carrying US Marines, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944
30 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1944
Wrecked C6N-1 aircraft of Japanese Navy 121st Kokutai in a hangar, Ushi Point Airfield, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 30 Jul 1944. Note the Marine Corps Curtiss R5C-1 Commando in the background.
31 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 31 Jul 1944
A town on Tinian, Mariana Islands in ruins, 31 Jul 1944
23 Jul 1945

Mariana Islands
  • A test bomb in the shape of the atomic bomb Little Boy, designated L-1, was dropped in the sea near Tinian, Mariana Islands from a B-29 bomber piloted by Paul Tibbets, to test the radar altimeter mounted on a B-29 bomber. ww2dbase [Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Paul Tibbets | Tinian | CPC]
24 Jul 1945

Mariana Islands
25 Jul 1945

Mariana Islands
29 Jul 1945

Mariana Islands
  • A test bomb in the shape of the atomic bomb Little Boy, designated L-6, was loaded onto a B-29 bomber. The pilot Charles Sweeney then flew the aircraft from Tinian, Mariana Islands to Iwo Jima, Japan, where emergency procedures for loading the bomb onto a standby aircraft were practiced. ww2dbase [Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Charles Sweeney | Tinian | CPC]
5 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Aug 1945
USAAF Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew of B-29 Superfortress bomber
6 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1945
Col. Paul Tibbets Jr. waved from the cockpit of Enola Gay, 6 Aug 1945B-29 Superfortress
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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