Re: Initial Occupation of Japan
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Virginia !!!
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This isn't much, but I am forwarding it for what it may be worth.
"2194 Days of War...An Illustrated Chronology
of the Second World War"
Compiled by Cesare Salmaggi and Alfredo Pallavisini,
Published by Barnes & Noble, NYNY, 1993.
This tome gives a sort of day-to-day account of the more important events in the various combat zones.
Accordingly, I quote from the important days related to your inquiry.
28 August 1945:
Japan. The first American units (Air Force technicians) arrive in Japan. Their arrival has been delayed for 48 hours by the forecast of a typhoon.
30 August 1945:
Japan. The 11th Airborne Division flies
in to Atsugi airfield, while the 4th. Marine Regiment of the 6th. Division lands in the naval base at Yokosuka. The occupation of Japan in force has begun."
Sorry, but that's all I can come up with. I have several other references I checked out, but this is realy the only real account I can provide you.
Hope this helps.
With best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner