Events leading to the surrender of Japan (WWII)

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan Admiral General MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Admiral Nimitz in command of all naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan itself.
Timeline Akyab British troops occupy Akyab in Burma.
Timeline Lingayen Gulf U.S. Sixth Army invades Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in the Philippines.
Timeline Indochina Air raid against Japanese bases in Indochina by U.S. Carrier-based planes.
Timeline Burma road The Burma road is reopened.
Timeline Manila U.S. Sixth Army attacks Japanese in Manila.
Timeline Bataan U.S. Troops recapture Bataan in the Philippines.
Timeline Iwo Jima U.S. Marines invade Iwo Jima.
Timeline Friendly Fire A U.S. submarine sinks a Japanese merchant ship loaded with supplies for Allied POWs, resulting in a court martial for the captain of the submarine, since the ship had been granted safe passage by the U.S. Government.
Timeline Corregidor U.S. airborne troops recapture Corregidor in the Philippines.
Timeline Manila U.S. And Filipino troops take Manila.
Timeline Zamboanga Peninsula U.S. Eighth Army invades Zamboanga Peninsula on Mindanao in the Philippines.
Timeline Mandalay British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
Timeline Shimonoseki Strait B-29s lay mines in Japan's Shimonoseki Strait to interrupt shipping.
Timeline Okinawa The final amphibious landing of the war occurs as the U.S. Tenth Army invades Okinawa.
Timeline Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Yamato B-29s fly their first fighter-escorted mission against Japan with P-51 Mustangs based on Iwo Jima; U.S. Carrier-based fighters sink the super battleship YAMATO and several escort vessels which planned to attack U.S. Forces at Okinawa.
Timeline Roosevelt and Truman President Roosevelt dies, succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
Timeline Soviets attack Berlin Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin.
Timeline Nuremberg Americans enter Nuremberg.
Timeline German surrender (Ruhr) German forces in the Ruhr surrender.
Timeline Berlin Reached Soviets reach Berlin.
Timeline Mussolini Dies Mussolini is hanged by Italian partisans;
Timeline Venice Allies take Venice.
Timeline Dachau liberated U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau.
Timeline Hitler Dies Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
Timeline German surrender (Italy) German troops in Italy surrender.
Timeline German surrender Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies.
Timeline V-E Day Victory in Europe Day.
Timeline Göring Capture Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army.
Timeline Japanese withdrawal (China) Japanese begin withdrawal from China.
Timeline Operation Olympic U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff approve Operation Olympic, the invasion of Japan, scheduled for November 1.
Timeline Germany Divided Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government.
Timeline 'til death do us part Japanese Premier Suzuki announces Japan will fight to the very end rather than accept unconditional surrender.
Timeline Mindanao Japanese resistance ends on Mindanao in the Philippines.
Timeline Japanese resistance ends (Okinawa) June 22, 1945 - Japanese resistance ends on Okinawa as the U.S. Tenth Army completes its capture.
Timeline Japanese resistance end (Philippines) MacArthur's headquarters announces the end of all Japanese resistance in the Philippines
Timeline Allies in Berlin American, British, and French troops move into Berlin.
Timeline Philippines Liberated Liberation of Philippines declared.
Timeline 1,000 bombers 1,000 bomber raids against Japan begin.
Timeline Japanese home islands The first U.S. Naval bombardment of Japanese home islands.
Timeline Atomic Testing First U.S. atomic bomb test
Timeline British Prime Minister Change Atlee succeeds Churchill as British Prime Minister
Timeline Tinian Island Components of the Atomic Bomb "Little Boy" are unloaded at Tinian Island in the South Pacific.
Timeline Indianapolis A Japanese submarine sinks the Cruiser INDIANAPOLIS resulting in the loss of 881 crewmen. The ship sinks before a radio message can be sent out leaving survivors adrift for two days.
Timeline Hiroshima First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets.
Timeline Manchiria U.S.S.R. declares war on Japan then invades Manchuria.
Timeline Nagasaki Second Atomic Bomb is dropped on Nagasaki from a B-29 flown by Major Charles Sweeney -- Emperor Hirohito and Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki then decide to seek an immediate peace with the Allies.
Timeline Japanese Surrender Japanese accept unconditional surrender; General MacArthur is appointed to head the occupation forces in Japan.
Timeline General Wainwright General Wainwright, a POW since May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria.
Timeline POWs in China B-29s drop supplies to Allied POWs in China.
Timeline Friendly Fire The Soviets shoot down a B-29 dropping supplies to POWs in Korea
Timeline U.S Japan U.S. Troops land near Tokyo to begin the occupation of Japan.
Timeline Hong Kong The British reoccupy Hong Kong.
Timeline V-J Day Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day)
The Japanese sign the surrender agreement.
Timeline Japanese surrender (General Yamashita) The Japanese commander in the Philippines, General Yamashita, surrenders to General Wainwright at Baguio.
Timeline Japanese surrender (Wake Island) Japanese troops on Wake Island surrender.
Timeline Singapore British land in Singapore.
Timeline MacArthur in Tokyo MacArthur enters Tokyo.
Timeline Japanese surrender (Korea) Japanese in Korea surrender.
Timeline Japanese surrender (Burma) Japanese in Burma surrender.
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