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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.

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.

To its base camp on Maui. It had suf- 29 their faces that they expected the worst:' Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 87678 In an impromptu command post set up behind his 8th frontline troops on a situation map. The overhead poncho provides some protection from Tinian's constant rains. Marines, Col Clarence R. Wallace, checks the progress of his fered in this brief operation more It was not long after the initial landing that Marines encountered the civilian than 1,100 casualties, including 212 population of Tinian.

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