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Tinian

2008
I had always wanted to visit Tinian so at the end of the MHT tour I stayed on for a few days to explore Guam and take a daytrip to Tinian to see the bomb-pits where the A-bombs were loaded. I met Gen. Paul Tibbits many years ago and it was very interesting to see the spot where the first combat A-bomb was loaded into his plane, "Enola Gay". He flew the mission that dropped the "Little Boy" A-bomb over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Then a few days later on August 9th, after loading up the "Fat Man" bomb at the bomb-pits here on Tinian, Capt. Frederick Bock flew "Bock's Car" on the mission that wiped out Nagasaki.

 

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