1945: The Potsdam ultimatum is issued
General Carl Spaatz, in charge of Air Force operations in the Pacific, received the order written by General Leslie R. Groves, to "deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 3 August 1945."


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Monday, July 25, 2005

  
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The Potsdam ultimatum is issued, i.e., Japan is told to surrender unconditionally or face "utter destruction." General Carl Spaatz, in charge of Air Force operations in the Pacific, received the order written by General Leslie R. Groves, to "deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 3 August 1945."


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