"Directive for Operation OLYMPIC." JCS 1331/2, 14 May 1945.
This is a report prepared by the Joint Staff and sent to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). It points to issues that still had to be settled in order for agreement to be reached on a directive for the final campaign in the Pacific. The
document focuses in particular on the "who is to be in charge" question.
This part of the document notes the date for the invasion, which would have been November 1, 1945. It notes that the purposes are to “intensify the blockade and aerial bombardment of Japan” (which could have been done without an actual invasion); to “contain and destroy major enemy forces”, and to set up things so the “industrial heart” of Japan, a.k.a. the Tokyo area, could be invaded.
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