Background information August 14 1945 2100hours: A military coup lead by Major Kenji Hatanaka starts in Tokyo, Japan. August 14 1945 2300hours: Major Hatanaka asks and gets the support Lt. General Takeshi Mori, commander of the First Imperial Guards Division. August 15 1945 0100hours: A soldier on the command of Major Hatanaka found the emperor’s surrender speech. August 15 1945 0200hours: Major Hatanaka and the other leaders of the coup burn the surrender speech. August 15 1945 0300-0500hours: In a meeting between the coup leaders and General Shizuichi Tanaka, the leaders of the coup are able to bring General Tanaka to agree to keep the war against the allies going. August 16 1945 0600hours: Emperor Hirohito is place under house arrest by the coup leaders. August 18 1945 1400hours: A C-47 carrying General of the Army Douglas MacArthur crashed somewhere in the Philippines. The crash killed everyone on the plane. August 19 1945 1100hours: Search and Rescue teams find the crash site of the C-47. They send the signal that the general is dead. August 21 1945: After two days of debate President Truman agrees to send General of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower to assume over all command of Operation Downfall. Eisenhower, will being a number of top generals from the European theater with him to Asia. In the small group of general officers being move to the Pacific are Generals Omar Bradley, and George Patton. This is where our story beings.