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Marine Corps Combat Art Collection "Japanese Backyard in Tinian Town," by Gail Zumwalt The hand salute in its various forms is rendered by those the extreme right is VAdm Richmond K. Turner, commander, aped itionary/ Northern Attack Force for the Tinian landings. present as the colors are raised over Tin ian on 1 August. At Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 152064 32 In addition to the official Marine a journalist and news R executive,Harwood, retired as deputy managing ediichard Corps histories of the Tinian campaign, Lt John C.
Thousands of civilians;' Hoffman wrote, "many clad in colorful Japanese silk, [Japanese] military grouped civilians in numbers of 15 to 20 and attached explosive charges to them, blowing them to bits; (3) Both military and civilians lined up on the cliff and hurled responded to the promises — though it was plain from the expressions on themselves into the ocean; (4) Many civilians pushed over cliff By 14 August the entire 4th Division had embarked on the long trip by IJapanesel soldiers. to its base camp on Maui.
Claveria participated Former Marine Corps Combat Correspondent SSgt Federico Ckiveria looks at photograph of himself giving an interned in the initial landings on Roi-Namur and Saipan also. They were located 1,200 nautical Top commanders gather for the flagraising on 3 August 1944 at the conclu- miles from the home islands of sion of Tinian operations. From left are RAdm Harry W. Hill; MajGen Harry Japan, a distance ideal for the B-29 with its range of 2,800 miles. Tinian became the home for two wings of the Twentieth Air Force.