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15th August 1945

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General MacArthur is notified that he is Supreme Commander for Allied powers. All offensive action against Japan ends.

Twelfth Air Force. All units are transferred or redeployed with exception of 6719th Women's Army Corps (WAC) Headquarters Platoon (an assigned unit) and Department, 1054th Military Police Company, Aviation.

On this day in 1945, Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces the news of his country's unconditional surrender in World War II over a radio broadcast to the Japanese people. After meeting with the Soviet Union in Potsdam, near Berlin, to determine post-war terms for defeated Germany, the governments of the United States and Great Britain (together with China) issued an ultimatum to the Japanese government in late July 1945.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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