Aug 28, 1945 General MacArthur Patriotic Cover France to US Ex-Puls

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Aug. 28, 1945: First US troops arrive in Japan: 24 C-47 cargo planes land unopposed at Atsugi Field outside Tokyo with 150 troops of the US 11th Airborne to establish an air base. Branch Rickey of Brooklyn Dodgers offers contract to Jackie Robinson if he’ll have the “guts enough not to fight back” to racial antagonism; Robinson agrees.

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