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Tinian Heritage staff ride

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  • By Senior Airman Carlin Leslie
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Thirty-four members of Team Andersen's senior leadership visited the Island of Tinian to explore the rich U.S. Army Air Corps heritage and World War II history Oct. 11.

Tinian was captured by the United States in July 1944 from Japan in the Battle of Tinian, and the island was transformed into the largest airbase of the war. At the time, the island housed two airfields, with nine Air Groups of the 20th Air Force and 375 B-29's.

The island is located approximately 80 miles North of Guam within the Northern Marianas Islands.

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