LAWRENCE, KANSAS. TUESDAY,AUGUST 21,1945
OCCUPATION OF JAPAN TO BEGIN SUNDAYAirborne Troops Landing in
Tokyo Area Will Be First In
'DETAILS FROM DOMEITwo Allied Fleets Will Enter Salami Bay on Tuesday
Manila, AUG. 2 1 (AP)—Allied occupation troops will begin airborne landings in Japan Sunday and two allied fleets will move into Tokyo area waters with landings scheduled for next. Tuesday,\ joint communique of the Japanese imperial headquarters and the imperial government announced today.
General MacArthur's headquarters continued silent ss to occupation plans. Exact units and landing plans for ground forces will not be announced u n t i l after the occupation. It w:is known, however, that every branch of the American armed services would be represented.
Virtually All of the hundreds of transport "planes thruout the Pacific will be used to transport the first landing troops and MacArthur and many of his key staff personnel to Japan. They will ho covered by every type of aircraft, possibly including the Giant B-29sTo Withdraw Jap Troops
The communique broadcast by.Dome! news agency appealed to the Japanese people to "remain calm and continue their business as usual." It specified an area from which imperial troops will be withdrawn immediately "to avoid any strife arising from his landing."
Jap Troops Continue to BattleAlong a 300-Mile Burma Front
London, Aug. 21. (AP) Japanese troops continued to fight all along the 300-mile Burma front today an Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten waited a reply to his radio men redirecting the Japanese Southeast Asia commander to send surrender envoys to Rangoon by Thursday. Southeast Asia, directed his broadcast order yesterday to Field Marshal count Juichi Terauchi, commander of the Japanese southern army, and advised him that theJapanese : envoys should be empowered to arrange for complete land, sea and air surrender in the theater.
The order, broadcast by the new Pelhi radio, was in accordance with the surrender procedure outlined in Manila .yesterday by General MacArthur, who said "responsibility for that portion of the Southwest Pacific, area which lies south of the Philippines will be assumed by British and Australian commanders."Mountbatten's order did not specifically define Terauchi's command area, but presumably it includes Burma, Indo-China, Singnpore, Thailand and the Malay states.