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LIFE ON TINIAN ISLAND

Photos of Tinian Island in the Marianas, the launching point for the atomic bomb drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Rare original photos from Bill Webster and the granddaughter of Airplane Commander Roscoe G. Booth. While there were few women on Tinian, there were nurses. The nurses in the hospital in these photos were with two men from Booths crew being presented with Purple Hearts, (Malzahn & Peebles). These were among the first Purple Hearts for the 6th Bomb Group men who were wounded on a March 27th mission over Shimonoseki Straights – the first mining mission for B-29’s of the Pacific War. The Plane “Trigger Mortis” was destroyed, and two 6th Bomb Group crews were lost that night.

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