National Geographic : 1945 Apr
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by W. Robert Moore Dark Shadows Speed Across Tinian's Green Fields as Storm Clouds Mass over Near-by Saipan Often showers drench one island while sun shines on the other. About 13 miles long by 6 wide, Tinian is slightly smaller than Saipan, itsneighbor. Athree-mile-wide channel separates the two. Light spots on the side of Tapotchau are scars left where coral was cut for B-29 bomber strips and surfacing highways onSaipan.