Table of Data Points
|1945-07-26||Little 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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|1945-07-17||1945-07-18||US 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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|1945-07-16||Trinity 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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|1945-07-14||First 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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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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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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|1945-05-29||Shuri 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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|1945-04-12||Roosevelt dies in office|
President Roosevelt dies in office from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
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