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Just to let them know we didnt need to drop nukes
Japan probably couldn’t put half that many planes in the sky right before they surrendered.
They should have never doubted us when we told them about our new type of bombs.
To think how the Japanese felt as they were surrendering and armada of planes along with our battle ships and carriers the feeling they must have felt, they were also required to turn in and surrender their swords making complete surrender without death must have been so absolutely and totally humiliating!
“No sooner had MacArthur intoned ‘These proceedings are closed’ than the air was split with an enormous roar. Operation Airshow was underway as some 450 carrier planes and 462 B-29s thundered overhead. Leading Yorktown’s fighters was Lieutenant Malcolm Cagle, whose pilots had endured the last dogfight over Japan on August 15. In the crowded airspace over Tokyo Bay, the honor of participating in the historic flyover was diminished by the risk of collision. Cagle described it as ‘a full throttle-off throttle formation with no real order or organization.’ ”
…quote from [*Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945* by Barrett Tillman](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7524258-whirlwind), an excellent account of B-29s and the air war over Japan.
Same delegation that drafted tiger woods, great pick.