Key Events of 1945 Relating to the Pacific War
March 9–10 Firebombing of Tokyo by American bombers.
April 1 Battle of Okinawa begins.
April 12 President Roosevelt dies and Truman is sworn in as president.
April 25 Stimson and Groves brief Truman on the Manhattan Project.
May 8 War with Germany ends.
June 8 Hirohito agrees to all-out resistance to American invasion of Japan.
June 18 At White House meeting with key advisers, Truman authorizes invasion of Kyushu.
June 21 Battle of Okinawa ends.
June 22 Hirohito agrees to send peace feelers to the Soviet Union.
July 7 Truman departs for Potsdam Conference.