Defeat of Japan 1945

"Honorable War Plants"
from Time 1945

Ledo Road Opens from Burma,
Universal Newsreel 18-372 1945/02/12
   
"Old Glory Flies Over Iwo Jima,"
Universal Newsreel 18-382 1945/03/19
   
B-29s From Saipan,
Universal Newsreel 17-356 1944/12/18
   
Alsos mission - jeep photo from Haigerloch/span>
op. DOWNFALL
   
Jumbo atomic device being positioned for Trinity test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1945 (NWDNS-434-N-61(6380) ) from NA

Jan. 9 - Gen. Walter Krueger's Sixth Army began landings on Luzon

Jan. 20 - Gen. Curtis LeMay replaced Hansell

Feb. 4-11 - Yalta conference

Feb. 14 - Quincy conference

Feb. 19 - Iwo Jima

Mar. 10 - Tokyo firebombed

Apr. 1 - Okinawa

Apr. 17 - Alsos group under Gen. Pash seized 1100 tons uranium at Stassfurt, pile at Haigerloch

May - B-29's mine Japanese harbors and ship channels

May 5 - Balloon bomb, one of Japan's secret weapons, killed 5 hikers in Oregon

May 8 - Keitel's formal surrender in Berlin - VE Day

May 9 - Stimson's Interim Committee met to recommend use of the A-bomb

May 25 - last Tokyo raid north and west of Imperial Palace

June 1 - Byrnes and Committee advised dropping A-bomb when ready

June 15 - B-29s began destruction of 60 mid-sized cities - killed 250,000

June 18 - Truman approved Op. DOWNFALL

July 16 - Trinity test - 18.6 kiloton

July 17 - Potsdam conference

July 26 - Groves issues directive to 509 group - bg

Aug. 6 - Hiroshima - 20 kiloton Little Boy killed 80,000

Aug. 8 - Russia declared war on Japan - map

Aug. 9 - Nagasaki - 22 kiloton Fat Man killed 70,000

Aug. 15 - Emperor surrender broadcast - VJ Day

Pre-attack mosaic view of Hiroshima, Japan 04/13/1945 (NWDNS-243-HP-1(3) ) from NA
Post-attack mosaic view of Hiroshima, Japan 08/11/1945 (NWDNS-243-HP-1(4) ) from NA

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