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Events leading to the surrender of Japan (WWII)

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Timeline small square 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 small square Akyab British troops occupy Akyab in Burma.
Timeline small square Lingayen Gulf U.S. Sixth Army invades Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in the Philippines.
Timeline small square Indochina Air raid against Japanese bases in Indochina by U.S. Carrier-based planes.
Timeline small square Burma road The Burma road is reopened.
Timeline small square Manila U.S. Sixth Army attacks Japanese in Manila.
Timeline small square Bataan U.S. Troops recapture Bataan in the Philippines.
Timeline small square Iwo Jima U.S. Marines invade Iwo Jima.
Timeline small square 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 small square Corregidor U.S. airborne troops recapture Corregidor in the Philippines.
Timeline small square Manila U.S. And Filipino troops take Manila.
Timeline small square Zamboanga Peninsula U.S. Eighth Army invades Zamboanga Peninsula on Mindanao in the Philippines.
Timeline small square Mandalay British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
Timeline small square Shimonoseki Strait B-29s lay mines in Japan's Shimonoseki Strait to interrupt shipping.
Timeline small square Okinawa The final amphibious landing of the war occurs as the U.S. Tenth Army invades Okinawa.
Timeline small square 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 small square Roosevelt and Truman President Roosevelt dies, succeeded by Harry S. Truman.
Timeline small square Nuremberg Americans enter Nuremberg.
Timeline small square Soviets attack Berlin Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin.
Timeline small square German surrender (Ruhr) German forces in the Ruhr surrender.
Timeline small square Berlin Reached Soviets reach Berlin.
Timeline small square Mussolini Dies Mussolini is hanged by Italian partisans;
Timeline small square Venice Allies take Venice.
Timeline small square Dachau liberated U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau.
Timeline small square Hitler Dies Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
Timeline small square German surrender (Italy) German troops in Italy surrender.
Timeline small square German surrender Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies.
Timeline small square V-E Day Victory in Europe Day.
Timeline small square Göring Capture Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army.
Timeline small square Japanese withdrawal (China) Japanese begin withdrawal from China.
Timeline small square Operation Olympic U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff approve Operation Olympic, the invasion of Japan, scheduled for November 1.
Timeline small square Germany Divided Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government.
Timeline small square 'til death do us part Japanese Premier Suzuki announces Japan will fight to the very end rather than accept unconditional surrender.
Timeline small square Mindanao Japanese resistance ends on Mindanao in the Philippines.
Timeline small square Japanese resistance ends (Okinawa) June 22, 1945 - Japanese resistance ends on Okinawa as the U.S. Tenth Army completes its capture.
Timeline small square Japanese resistance end (Philippines) MacArthur's headquarters announces the end of all Japanese resistance in the Philippines
Timeline small square Allies in Berlin American, British, and French troops move into Berlin.
Timeline small square Philippines Liberated Liberation of Philippines declared.
Timeline small square 1,000 bombers 1,000 bomber raids against Japan begin.
Timeline small square Japanese home islands The first U.S. Naval bombardment of Japanese home islands.
Timeline small square Atomic Testing First U.S. atomic bomb test
Timeline small square British Prime Minister Change Atlee succeeds Churchill as British Prime Minister
Timeline small square Tinian Island Components of the Atomic Bomb "Little Boy" are unloaded at Tinian Island in the South Pacific.
Timeline small square 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 small square Hiroshima First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets.
Timeline small square Manchiria U.S.S.R. declares war on Japan then invades Manchuria.
Timeline small square 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 small square Japanese Surrender Japanese accept unconditional surrender; General MacArthur is appointed to head the occupation forces in Japan.
Timeline small square General Wainwright General Wainwright, a POW since May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria.
Timeline small square POWs in China B-29s drop supplies to Allied POWs in China.
Timeline small square Friendly Fire The Soviets shoot down a B-29 dropping supplies to POWs in Korea
Timeline small square U.S Japan U.S. Troops land near Tokyo to begin the occupation of Japan.
Timeline small square Hong Kong The British reoccupy Hong Kong.
Timeline small square V-J Day Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) The Japanese sign the surrender agreement.
Timeline small square Japanese surrender (General Yamashita) The Japanese commander in the Philippines, General Yamashita, surrenders to General Wainwright at Baguio.
Timeline small square Japanese surrender (Wake Island) Japanese troops on Wake Island surrender.
Timeline small square Singapore British land in Singapore.
Timeline small square MacArthur in Tokyo MacArthur enters Tokyo.
Timeline small square Japanese surrender (Korea) Japanese in Korea surrender.
Timeline small square Japanese surrender (Burma) Japanese in Burma surrender.
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Tokyo Fifteen square miles of Tokyo erupts in flames after it is fire bombed by 279 B-29s.

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Potsdam Conference
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