National Geographic : 1945 Apr
(@National ueographic Society noaacnrome Dy w.tioDert ivoore Ruins of Tinian Town, the Island's Chief Settlement, Edge the Scalloped Coast Below aU.S.Military Post Almost every building, including the huge sugar mill, was demolished. Believing that a frontal attack would be madehere, the Japanese strongly fortified the area. Our forces first feinted in its direction, then made surprise landings on two tiny beaches near the northern end oftheisland. Reefs limit the harbor.