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Aviation Photo #0683982 Boeing B-29A Superfortress - USA - Air Force

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North Field on Tinian, early 1945. Tail codes visible: Circle R (6 Bg), Circle X (9 Bg), Circle E (504 Bg), Circle W (505 Bg), and Circle Arrow (509th Bg). Scan from original photo.
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    Del Laughery
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    Tinian - North Field
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Photo Added: October 05, 2004

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16 years ago
Good detail on the planes in front plus a camera angle that captures the huge expanse of the field.
16 years ago
A great vision of aviation history. Awesome photo!!!
16 years ago
Good shot of the field- I will be showing this to a vet I know who was stationed at Tinian as a Flight Radio Operator, he should appreciate this greatly.
14 years ago
I am working on a calender of photos from the Battles of Saipan and Tinian and have reviewed many photos of B-29's and find this shot is very clear and provides interesting information. There are dozens upon dozens of aircraft parked on hardstands which show, partially, the magnitude of the operation. Barely noticeable is the channel which separates tinian from the Island of saipan in the backgroud. To the right on Saipan in the Quarry that provided the material to build the 2 runways at Isely Field which were completed in december, 1944. "Great shot".
14 years ago
At the extreme right (tail of the airplane showing only) can be seen the "Circle Arrow" tail code of the 509th composite group.

excellent photo!

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