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U.S. UNITS POISED TO ENTER TOKYO (9/3/45)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/3/45 | George E. Jones, Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence

Posted on 09/03/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 09/03/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Areas under Allied and Japanese Control, 15 August 1945
The Western Pacific: Japanese Homeland Dispositions August 1945 and Allied Plans for the Invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall)
2 posted on 09/03/2015 5:00:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
I planned to have some more material prepared about my family history to post here but I didn't quite get it done yet. At least as well as it should be done. So I will give it another shot and ping you all again when I am ready to add it to this thread. I should also write up my "what does it all mean?" thoughts and add that.

Just before D-Day, 14 or 15 months ago, I had a 30 day supply of news ready for posting. Since then I have steadily burned that down to where, for the last couple months, I have been racing to stay ahead of the calendar. That is my pitiful excuse for not having some well thought out remarks ready to finish up with. But I will do it, even if I only get half credit for being late. In the meantime, feel free to contribute your own thoughts on what we might learn from the biggest event of the twentieth century.

25,000 Men Ready (Jones) – 2-3
Japanese Premier Insists on Order – 3
Japanese Reduced to Poverty in War (Adler) – 4
Surrender Ceremony Marking Japan’s First Defeat in Her 2,600-Year-Old History (photos) – 4-7
Japanese Give Up Pacific Bastions – 5
Yamashita Yields in Philippines; Wainwright Takes the Surrender * – 6-7
Canadian’s ‘Boner’ Postponed Peace ** (Trumbull) – 8
334 U.S. Ships Hit in Okinawa Battle (Lawrence) – 8
Claims Old Bases – 9
World News Summarized – 9
Army Cuts Release Points to 80 for Men, 41 for Wacs – 10
Latest War Casualties – 11
Aiding of Wounded Called Army Task – 11
Communiques – 11

Editorials – 12-14
Japan’s Surrender
The Labor GI
Nomads Again
Back to School
National Nursing Needs
Grindstones
Topics of the Times

* My plan from the beginning was to end this series with the news reports of the surrender ceremony on the Missouri. I expected that news to appear in the Times on the 3rd, not realizing it took place on Sept. 1, New York Time, with the newspaper coverage appearing on the 2nd. But after I finished gathering the news from that date I took a peek at the following day just to see what I would miss. When I saw the Yamashita story, which revealed he surrendered to the CO of the 128th Infantry Regiment I knew I had to go for one more day, since that was my father’s unit from March 1943 until he was evacuated from Leyte Island in January 1945 – HJS. (128th Infantry Regimental coat of arms comes courtesy of CougarGA7.)

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**Any student posting off-color, inappropriate remarks in reply to this article title will be sent immediately to the office of the Vice-Principal to be severely disciplined.

3 posted on 09/03/2015 5:14:07 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/8/03.htm

September 3rd, 1945 (MONDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Sloop HMS Modeste is commissioned.
FRENCH INDOCHINA: In Laos, Franco-Laotian forces enter Vientiane and release interned French civilians.

NORTH-WEST PACIFIC: The Soviets sever all communications between Japan and the Kuriles and Sakhalin.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES: Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Camp John Hay, Baguio, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippine, Islands.

Off Wake Island, the Japanese surrender in a ceremony on board the destroyer escort USS Levy (DE-162).

Off the Bonin islands, Lieutenant General Yoshio Tachibana, the local commander, signs the surrender documents on board the destroyer USS Dunlap (DD-384) off Chichi Jima. General Tachibana is later convicted and executed for a particularly gruesome series of war crimes perpetuated against U.S. airmen who had been captured in the area during 1944-45.

U.S.A.: Top songs on the pop music record charts are
(1) “Till the End of Time” by Perry Como;
(2) “On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe” by Johnny Mercer;
(3) “Gotta Be This Or That (Part 1)” by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra; and
(4) “You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often” by Tex Ritter.


4 posted on 09/03/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Is it a badger or a wolverine?


5 posted on 09/03/2015 5:17:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("All the time live the truth with love in your heart." ~Fr. Ho Lung)
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Canadian Boner


Don’t see that in the paper too often.................


6 posted on 09/03/2015 5:23:50 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Camp John Hay, Baguio, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippine, Islands

So Lt. Gen. Wainwright is in Tokyo Bay on-board the Missouri on the morning of the Sept 2nd, and in the Philippines on Luzon on the 3rd. That's a long way to go in transport aircraft that barely broke 300 mph.

7 posted on 09/03/2015 5:24:03 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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Thank you, again. A masterful job.

When did Korea start? (Just kidding.)


8 posted on 09/03/2015 5:24:22 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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Badger - Originally a Wisconsin national guard unit.


9 posted on 09/03/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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This would make sense. They have been imprinted and cannot adjust. Just like our youth have been imprinted with global warming, fagetry, and other lies.

JAPANESE DELARED UNAWARE OF CRIMES


There have been a substantial number of suicides, but none on a mass scale, he said. The he said quietly:’

”Most of those who committed hara-kiri were young men 19 or 20 ears old who could not stand defeat. The committed suicide with great innocence.”


10 posted on 09/03/2015 5:36:25 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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I cannot thank you enough for the work you put into this project. Seeing it unfold day by day was most illuminating.


11 posted on 09/03/2015 5:37:48 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

bookmark


12 posted on 09/03/2015 5:39:39 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: The_Victor

bump


13 posted on 09/03/2015 5:42:16 AM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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Interesting article on changing the calendar. It goes to show that while in the service, there are long stretches of boredom. I guess while most guys thought of women, this guy thought of calendars.

He would have been thrilled with the invention of the HP graphing calculators.


14 posted on 09/03/2015 5:44:31 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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334 Ships Hit In Okinawa Battle


I understand why this released now. It can’t be release during active war. So as the 1945 reader looks at this article, what are they thinking?


15 posted on 09/03/2015 5:45:06 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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Homer: " My plan from the beginning was to end this series with the news reports of the surrender ceremony on the Missouri."

Did I misunderstand?
Is this your last daily posting?
Somewhere I seem to remember seeing you intended to run into, wasn't it November, 1945?

Oh, well... Homer, if so, am so glad I had the opportunity to check in this morning, of all mornings....

My Dad's 33rd ID doesn't land near Wakayama until September 25, was hoping to make a big deal of that.
But in reality, it's all over now, mostly, except the shouting.

Thanks so much for all you've done!

16 posted on 09/03/2015 5:55:46 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Thanks.


17 posted on 09/03/2015 6:21:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("All the time live the truth with love in your heart." ~Fr. Ho Lung)
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At the bottom of the second column on #11 is Robert Newcomb, missing. Just for the halibut I wanted to see if he was ever found. I don't know the answer to that, but I did find out he received the Silver Star, here. It seemed a small thing to look for in a very large paper, but there is a lesson to me here: there were an abundance of heroes, so many that we cannot remember or commemorate them all. I thank them today, and I thank you, HJS, for bringing them back so that we could thank them.

P.S. I know I am very much a latecomer to this gathering, and I am sorry for that. I hope I am on your ping list for any future discussions.

18 posted on 09/03/2015 6:30:52 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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Just found it: LtCdr Newcomb was lost at sea, on the Underhill.
19 posted on 09/03/2015 6:32:53 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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Thank you again, Homer.


20 posted on 09/03/2015 6:33:59 AM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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