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Tinian-bound bombers left lasting impact on young boy

  • STAR-ADVERTISER

    Alan Lloyd watched B-29 bombers fly low over his childhood home in the 1940s. The planes, heavy with fuel, climbed slowly over Makiki Heights.

  • COURTESY U.S. MILITARY

    B-29 Superfortress Bombers were a common sight over Honolulu during World War II.

Toward the end of World War II, in 1944, the Army Air Corps started ferrying B-29 Superfortress bombers out to Tinian island, which was its principal bomber base for air raids against Japan. Read more

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