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Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island

Commonwealth of the N. Marianas Islands
National Register Number: 85003268
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - air facility. The threat level was Priority3 in
1996.
Congressional District: MP-99 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: http://www.atomictourist.com/tinian.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 30, 1985):
In late July 1944, two Marine divisions succeeded brilliantly in a difficult amphibious operation and captured this island in the Northern Marianas, completing Phase III of Operation FORAGER. (Phases I and II were , respectively, the capture of Saipan and the liberation of Guam.) By assaulting two very small beaches code-named White 1 and 2, which together were 180 yards wide, the Marines confused Japanese commanders and established a beachhead at little cost in lives to the Americans. Tinian's North Field provided American forces with valuable air strips from which to mount raids on Japan; ultimately, the island served as the base from which the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were staged.


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