Table of Data Points

Tag : Pacific

1945-07-26Little Boy reaches Tinian

The nine Uranium projectile rings, vital components of the Little Boy atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, are delivered to Tinian island by the USS Indianapolis.

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1945-07-171945-07-18US bombards Hitachi

Allied battleships commanded by Rear Admiral Badger, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Alabama and HMS King George V and accompanying cruisers and destroyers, bombard industrial facilities near Hitachi.

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1945-07-16Trinity Nuclear Test

The US army conduct the first test of a nuclear weapon. The implosion plutonium device, the same design as the 'fat man' bomb used at Nagasaki, produced an explosion the equivalent of 20 kilotons of TNT.

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1945-07-14First naval bombardment

Rear Admiral John Shafroth leads Task Unit 34.8.1 in the first naval bombardment of the Japanese coastline. The battleships USS South Dakota, Indiana and Massachusetts as well as 2 heavy cruisers and nine destroyers attacked iron works near Kamaishi.

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1945-07-07Kalagong massacre

600 villages are murdered by troops from 3rd Battalion, 215th Regiment and the OC Moulmein Kempeitai of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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1945-06-081945-06-10Porton Plantation

Australians troops land and create a small perimeter. Failure to bring heavy weapons and support elements ashore after a number of landing craft ran aground. Japanese responded quickly, surrounded the beachhead and forced the Australians to withdraw.

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1945-05-29Shuri Castle Falls

Three days of bombardment by the USS Mississippi force troops from the Japanese 32nd army to withdraw as troops from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines capture Shuri Castle.

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First stage of the Borneo campaign with an amphibious landing by Australian troops. The operation's primary objective was to secure and develop the airstrip for use in subsequent operations.

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Australian I Corps troops under, under General Morshead, attacked Japanese troops holding the island. The campaign isolated a large number of Japanese troops, captured major oil supplies and freed many Allied prisoners.

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1945-04-12Roosevelt dies in office

President Roosevelt dies in office from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

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