Fascinating History: Tinian Island, the launching point for the atomic bomb attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan

Tinian, easy to supply by sea and perfect for launching air attacks against Japan, was desired by the U.S. military because of its key strategic importance.  The U.S. military referred to Tinian with the codename “Destination.”

http://www.atomicheritage.org/location/tinian-island

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