Tag Archives: pacific theatre

1945: Japan Surrenders (No, Really, This Time We Mean It)

Then Japan really did surrender, on August 15. Yes. They waited six days after the bombing of Nagasaki.

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1945: Japan Quits, Or Not

Japan was ready to surrender in 1945, or so the headline went. Actually, they weren’t: Sounds like they never figured out what happened. No mention of the mess here.

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1945: Nagasaki Bombed

The second atomic bomb struck Nagasaki August 9, 1945, three days after the first one. It always surprises me that it took Japan so long to surrender.

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1945: Air Forces Clamp Iron Censorship on Atom Bombing

The immediate results of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima were censored by the U.S. in 1945.

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1945: Army Strength Dispute Soon to Be Rendered Moot

Apparently there were arguments in 1945 about how much of an army would be needed to beat Japan, prior to the atomic bombings.

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1945: Record Bomb Load Hits Japanese War Centers

This "greatest of all bombing missions" came after a warning in early August 1945, and it wasn’t to be the "greatest" for very long.

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1945: British Sub Sinks Japanese Cruiser

A news story describing the 1945 sinking of a Japanese cruiser is pretty typical of the wartime AP stories the Daily Globe ran–short and to the point.

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1945: What the Heck

I have absolutely no comment to make on this 1945 editorial.

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1945: 86th Division Here on Furlough

The boys were back in town in 1945, on furlough, before they were due to go to the Pacific theater.

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1945: Pipestone Marine Saves Ship from Suicide Attack

Richard McKown, then 22, a former football and hockey player from Pipestone, saved a U.S. ship from a Japanese kamikaze attack in 1945.  Next post at 6 p.m.

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