Fat Man & Little Boy Replicas Tinian

Island of Tinian played a critical role in ending WWII in the pacific. Once the island was secured, B-29's bombers launched from the North Airfield to conduct airstrikes against Japan. On August 6th 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima and on August 9th, 1945 the B-29 Bocks Car dropped "Fat Man" on Nagasaki. The Japanese surrendered on August 15th 1945.

These full scale replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man are on display on the island of Tinian.

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Source

  • Text: Alex Bedoya, Jr.
  • Photos: Alex Bedoya, Jr.

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