Feb 12, 2016

U.S. Pacific Air Forces chooses Tinian Island as divert airfield

The famous World War II island where a B-29 named Enola Gay and its pilot, Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., came together Aug. 6, 1945, to lead a mission that would deploy a uranium bomb known as "Little Boy" over Hiroshima, Japan, is soon to be back in use.
Tinian Island, just north of Guam, has been selected as a preferred alternative divert and exercise training island.
The plan will also improve and support the Tinian airport, which would be able to take up to 12 tanker aircraft and support personnel.

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