1945- US Landing Force Original Memo: "Japanese have agreed to disarm and demilitarize the Tokyo Bay Area..Allied Nations have long awaited the news that we are soon to announce."
Category: World War II
Item Number: 10288
Memo World WarII
Original item from W.W.II Reuters Correspondent David Brown who was attached to Third Fleet Landing Force- Japan. Archive of two items. Not dated but circa August 1945 as it related to the occupation of Tokyo, Declaring the end of the war, 7 pages. Titled "Memorandum To Correspondents- Third Fleet Landing Force - William T. Clement, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps." In part "...Disarmed Japanese Military and Naval personnel will be treated with dignity while in our custody..while the Japanese have agreed to disarm and demilitarize the Tokyo Bay Area the possibility of treacherous employment of all weapons can not be overlooked... Troops will carry pieces loaded.. they will open fire only when fired upon... The people of the United States and Allied Nations have long awaited the news that we are soon to announce. My wishes for your success are with you. Wm. T. Clement". Includes pages of instructions, public info., assignments, changes in assignments, transfers from Naval Bases, etc. Also includes Correspondent David Brown's I.D. card. In excellent condition.