World War 2

How did World War 2 end?

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April 12, 2018 8:17AM

It ended with the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945 to the Western Allies, and May 8th to the Soviet Union, about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide. Japan was able to hold out for another few months and was preparing for a desperate and bloody defense in the event of an American invasion of the home islands. Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 respectively. After that the Imperial government sought the Emperor's personal authority to surrender which he granted. He made a personal radio address announcing the decision on August 15, 1945. The surrender was signed on Sept. 2, 1945 aboard the battleship A.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. <br /> President Truman officially declared an end to hostilities by Presidential Proclamation on December 31, 1946 (Proc. no. 2714, 61 Stat. 1048)

American forces had been steadily gaining ground in the Pacific since late 1942. By 1945 we were able to begin using large fleets of bombers operating out of China and Islands in the Pacific to destroy utterly their cities. On top of that our navy had cut them off from the supplies of raw materials, oil, rubber, iron, etc. that they had been importing and that they needed to produce weapons and ammunition. In addition, Japan imported a great deal of its food. Those imports were also cut off. Thus by mid 1945 Japan was unable to maintain industrial production at anywhere near the level needed to supply their armies, their cities were subject to raids by over a thousand bombers at a time against which they had no defense and their population was in danger of starvation. Then, on August 6 and August 9 the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That finally convinced the Japanese government that they had no choice but to surrender.

WW2 ended by the dropping of the A bombs on Japan during August 1945. I was involved in the last battle against the Japanese on the Island of Okinawa located only 300 miles from Japan. We invaded the Island on Easter Sunday Apr.1st.1945 and the Island was declared secured the last week of June 1945. During the fighting we suffered 32,000 U.S. casualties with over 14,000 killed in action. During this same period we killed 118,000 Japanese defenders. It was a terrible experience but would have been nothing compared to our having to invade Japan itself. In fact should this have been necessary I am strongly convinced I would not have survived. The reason the Japanese KIA was so high is because they refused to be taken prisoner. Make no mistake about it. The Japanese soldier had been in military training since childhood and they were good well trained soldiers. They were also barbarians who killed American POWs & butchered the Chinese people including women & children.

Germany & Japan surrender! World War 2 ended with the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is no official date for Europe, only for Japan. There is no set date of surrender in the European Theater (Germany and Italy). Germany signed two surrender documents, May 7th to the US and May 8th with Russia. Both are recognized.

In the morning of 2 September 1945, General Yoshijiro Umezu signed the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri
Hitler gave up and killed himself in a bunker.

United States bomb da heck out of japan first time dey did it japan did not gave up second time dey did. United States use da atomic bomb united states was the first ones to use the atomic bomb during the time

World war two ended when the Japanese surrendered. The death of Adolf Hitler by suicide in his own house caused Germany's later surrendering.
One A man named Benito Mussolini Died on April 27, 1945, as allied forces closed in on Milan, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was captured by Italian partisans. He was trying to flee Italy to Switzerland and was traveling with a German anti-aircraft battalion. On April 28, Mussolini was executed in Giulini {a civil parish of Mazzegra}; the fasctists captured with him were taken to Dongo and he was executed.

Next Hitler was killed on April 30, as the battle of Berlin raged above him, realizing that all was lost and not wishing to share Mussolini's fate German dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker along with Eva Braun, his long-term mistress whom he had married just hours before their joint suicide.

Then Hitlers German forces on May 1, SS General Karl Wolff and the commander and chief of the Army group C, General Heinrich Von Vietinghoff, after prolong unauthorized secret negotiation with the western allies named Operation Sunrise, which were viewed as trying to reach the soviet Union, orderd all German armed forces in Italy to cease hostilites and signed a surrender document which stipulated that all German forces in Italy were to surrender unconditionaly to the allies on May 2.

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It ended when the United States of America decided to drop the two atomic bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when after then, Imperial Japan surrendered.
Once the United Nations defeated the Nazis, they had to defeat the Japanese. After being at war with Japan for years, the United States dropped the Atomic Bomb which was completely devastating. They did not stop waging war, but then the second atomic bomb was dropped and they had no choice but to surrender.

I would like to point out that the British were fighting Hitler and the Germans LONG before the USA came into the war, in fact if you read your history books you will find that the Americans only came in full time when Pearl harbour was bombed by Japan. Up till then they had kept out of the war.