"This day in the war in the Pacific" Is Coming To An End

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Its hard to believe my thread "This day in the war in the Pacific" is coming to a close. Still ten days left till surrender, but I think its time to recognize my endeavor is nearly complete.

    When I first started this thread over three and a half years ago, (first post Dec 9th 2006) I would never have guessed this would continue uninterrupted. Well, here we are 1436 posts later.

    I myself have truly enjoyed doing this thread. I've always had an interest in the war in the Pacific, and this was a labor of love. If anything, I've gotten an appreciation on the vastness of the war in this part of the world and how so many elements came into play. I myself learned of many events I had never heard of. If anything, I now understand why the allies won. It wasn't just the quality of the weapons and the skill and valor of the troops. It was the unsung officers (of all the branches) who planned the logistics and kept the war machine humming.

    I would like to thank all of you who enjoyed this thread. It was a pleasure to serve you.
     
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    On the occasions I was near an internet connection and could log on, this was one thread I always looked for - will miss it! Thanks for 3+ years of effort!!!
     
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    Pretty cool Syscom. Impressive job.

    Well done!
     
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    +1

    One of my favorite threads.
     
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    Good on ya Sys! I was another dailey reader of your thread, It'll be missed!
     
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    Super work Sys. Thanks for the effort.
     
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    Fantastic work Sys, hard to believe that it's coming to an end....thanks for your time and effort!
     
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    Sys, truly fantastic! Your thread(s) was one of the reasons that made me come back here so much to become a member. I'm not so much into technical aspects but historical timelines fascinate me.

    Great grea job!!!!
     
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    Its agreat effort and a credit Sys. But fighting continued for some time after the formal surrender. Major battles continued to rage in Manchuria for up to a month after surrender, and the Japanese were quickly rearmed and utilized in localized capacities in NEI and Indochina. I think it also worthwhile to note some of the footnotes to the war, like the last Jaspanese soldier to surrender....in 1974, on the island of Saipan
     
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    And wasn't there one more Japanese, or more, holdouts on Guam? He lived in a dug out cave and outlived a couple others? You have to admire someone like that in a way, his commitment, his loyalty.
     
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    All true and I will continue to post as I come across the info. But, in all practicality, things are coming to an end.

    As I mentioned, there's so many aspects to this theater. Nobody in this forum should be surprised on what we all find out and share with each other.

    As for the remaining Japanese soldier turning himself in, the 65th anniversary of that will be in 2037. If I am around, I will be happy to post it for you.
     
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    Today's post for Sept 6th 1945 is effectively the last posting for this thread. I only see a couple more postings over the next month, but a daily listing is over.

    Of course if anytime I find stuff related to the demobilization, I will be happy to share it.
     
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    Now we have to find a way to cover the first year and a half. I've got the autumn of 1940 covered at the moment! :)
     
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    Excellent job Syscom!!:notworthy: :cool: :thumbright: I have very much enjoyed both this thread and the European thread as well.
     
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