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1 Jan 1947
  • Kashima was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Smalley was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Philip was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Shad was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Escort carrier Makin Island was sold for scrap. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The American and British occupation zones in Germany merged to form the Bizone, which later became the Federal Republic of Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hjalmar Siilasvuo passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Miles Browning retired from the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Atomic Energy Act of 1946, signed into American law by US President Harry Truman on 1 Aug 1946, came into effect. Manhattan Project was thus turned over to the newly established civilian United States Atomic Energy Commission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Mingo was decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Joseph Rochefort retired from the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Jan 1947
  • John Kennedy began his tenure in the United States House of Representatives for the 11th District in the state of Massachusetts. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jan 1947

Photo(s) dated 5 Jan 1947
USS Sennet in Antarctica during Operation Highjump, 5 Jan 1947; note ice damage to the bow
7 Jan 1947
  • Colorado was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US General George Marshall departed China after failing to secure peace in China. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Roderick Carr became the Division Controller of the London and South East Division of the United Kingdom Ministry of Civil Aviation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jan 1947
United States Coast Guard J2F-6 Duck aircraft resting in Antarctic waters during Operation Hughjump, 7 Jan 1947; ship in background was either USS Yancey or USS Merrick
8 Jan 1947
  • Soviet Union turned over Slovak diplomat Jan Spisak, who had been arrested in Budapest, Hungary in Dec 1944, to Czechoslovakia for trial. ww2dbase [CPC]
9 Jan 1947
  • Bunker Hill was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Essex was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) taken out of commission and placed in the Bremerton Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet, Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Ticonderoga was placed in the Reserve Fleet at Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Alabama was decommissioned from service at Naval Station Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1947
USS Bunker Hill, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Indiana, and USS Alabama at Pier 92, Seattle, Washington, United States, 9 Jan 1947
12 Jan 1947

Japan
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Sea Cat arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Jan 1947
  • Belleau Wood was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cowpens was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jan 1947
15 Jan 1947
  • Hornet (Essex-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jan 1947
  • Bernard Montgomery was awarded the Order of Suvorov 1st Class of the Soviet Union and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion of the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Jan 1947
Aerial view of RAF Kings Cliffe airfield, England, United Kingdom, 16 Jan 1947
17 Jan 1947

China
  • Chinese Nationalist forces captured Xiaoyi, Shanxi, China, defeating the Communists forces garrisoned there. ww2dbase [CPC]
23 Jan 1947
24 Jan 1947
  • Montpelier was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jan 1947

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at San Diego, California, United States, ending the simulated war patrol. During the patrol she visited Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii; Subic Bay, Philippine Islands; Shanghai and Qingdao, China; and Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jan 1947

Japan
30 Jan 1947

Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida was made the Minister of Agriculture. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Jan 1947
  • South Dakota was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The Bavarian de-Nazification tribunal in Nürnberg, Germany sentenced Hans Fritzsche to nine years of hard labor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 31 Jan 1947
Lowering South Dakota
1 Feb 1947
  • Renshaw was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Roderick Carr retired from military service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Saint Paul conducted training operations off San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Feb 1947
  • Submarine Pollack was sold to Ship-Shape, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for scrap. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Feb 1947
4 Feb 1947
  • Grayson was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Feb 1947
  • Kimberly was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Feb 1947

China
  • A court in Najing, China, Lieutenant General Hisao Tani, commanding officer of the Japanese 6th Division in Nanjing from late 1937, was found guilty of encouraging his men to commit crimes such as rape, murder, plunder, and destruction. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
7 Feb 1947
  • Denver was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Feb 1947
  • Minneapolis was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italy ceded most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [CPC]
France
  • As Jan Smuts affixed his signature to the Paris Peace Treaty in France, he became the only person to have signed the documents officially ending WW1 and WW2. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Feb 1947
  • Bataan (Independence-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cabot was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Langley was decommissioned from service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Feb 1947
  • Louis Mountbatten was made the Viceroy and Governor-General of India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Bluefish was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ray was decommissioned from service at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Feb 1947
  • The scheduled overhaul work for USS Chub completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Roderick Carr was appointed King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1947
Submarines Sawfish, Pargo, Puffer, and Steelhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1947
15 Feb 1947

Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida stepped down as the Minister of Agriculture. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Saint Paul completed training operations off San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Feb 1947
  • Alaska was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Enterprise was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Franklin was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Guam was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Wasp was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1947
Japanese Army landing ship No. 108 at Saka, Japan, 17 Feb 1947Japanese Army landing ship No. 101 in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, 17 Feb 1947; note landing ship No. 108 background
26 Feb 1947

Yugoslavia
  • Alexander Löhr was executed by firing squad in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Feb 1947

Taiwan
  • 228 Incident: A major civil disorder in Taiwan was put down by the government, resulting in 30,000 deaths. ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Mar 1947
  • San Jacinto was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Intrepid was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Song Ziwen stepped down as the chief of Executive Yuan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chiang Kaishek was made the Premier of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Mar 1947
  • Canberra (Baltimore-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Robert Saundby was made a Commander of the Legion of Merit by the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Mar 1947

Greece
  • Evripidis Bakirtzis passed away on the island of Fournoi Korseon, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Mar 1947
  • Harukichi Hyakutake passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Lieutenant General Hisao Tani was sentenced to death by a court in Nanjing, China for encouraging his men to commit crimes such as rape, murder, plunder, and destruction at Nanjing in 1937 and 1938. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hisao Tani was found guilty of war crimes by a court in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Mar 1947

Poland
  • The trial against Rudolf Höss at the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland began. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • The Warsaw trials against German war criminals began at the auditorium of the Polish Teachers' Union in Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Mar 1947
  • USS Sennet completed her participated in the Operation Highjump Antarctic expedition. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Mar 1947
  • Dong Zhao was awarded the Order of Resplendent Banner 3rd Class. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1947
Demolished Japanese Koryu-class midget submarines among other debris at the shipyard in Kure, Japan, 14 Mar 1947Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 14 Mar 1947
15 Mar 1947
  • Joseph McNarney stepped down as the commanding general of US Forces in the European Theater. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Mar 1947

Luxembourg
  • George Patton's remains were moved to a different grave site within the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Mar 1947

Photo(s) dated 20 Mar 1947
Hobart in Sydney Harbor, seen from USS Currituck, 20 Mar 1947Rudolf Höss on trial at the Supreme National Tribunal, Poland, 11-29 Mar 1947
21 Mar 1947
  • Holland was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Mar 1947

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1947
Ira Hayes, left, Mayor Fletcher Bowron, seated, and Sgt Henry Reed, survivor of the Bataan Death March, at Bowron
27 Mar 1947
  • Massachusetts was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • The trial against Rudolf Höss at the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland ended with a guilty verdict. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
1 Apr 1947
2 Apr 1947

Poland
  • Rudolf Höss was sentenced to death by Polish authorities. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
5 Apr 1947
  • Chinese communist forces attacked a US Marines ammunition depot. ww2dbase [CPC]
7 Apr 1947

Burma
  • In Burma elections for constituent assmblies were won, with an overwhelming majority, by the Anti-Fascist Peoples Freedom League (AFPFL) led by Aung San and will now govern when independence is granted on 4 Jan 1948. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Poland
  • Graf Zeppelin departed Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) with loot aboard. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Chrysler Corporation, after having studied the Japanese Ne-20 turbojet engine which was originally designed for the Kikka jet aircraft, submitted an official report to the US military. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Apr 1947

Photo(s) dated 9 Apr 1947
General Dwight Eisenhower, Major General Muir Fairchild, and Major General David Schlatter at the Air University, Maxwell Field, Alabama, United States, 9 Apr 1947
10 Apr 1947
  • Rudolf Höss wrote a letter to the state prosecutor who had worked against him during his trial, noting that he realized he had sinned and was ready to receive the punishment of death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Apr 1947

Poland
  • Rudolf Höss wrote the last letters to his wife and children from his prison cell in Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Apr 1947
  • Jozef Tiso was found guilty of German collaboration and was sentenced to death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Apr 1947

Poland
  • Rudolf Höss was executed by hanging next to the crematorium of Auschwitz I concentration camp. He was pronounced dead at 1021 hours by a medical doctor. He was then buried in a unmarked grave nearby. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1947
Rudolf Höss being prepared for hanging, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland, 16 Apr 1947, photo 2 of 2Rudolf Höss being prepared for hanging, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland, 16 Apr 1947, photo 1 of 2Rudolf Höss arriving at the site of his execution, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland, 16 Apr 1947Rudolf Höss on the gallows, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland, 16 Apr 1947
18 Apr 1947
  • The Royal Canadian Air Force retired its fleet of Ventura aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jozef Tiso was executed by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the Premier of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Apr 1947

Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1947
Lieutenant General James Doolittle being presented a plaque containing a fragment of a wrecked B-25 bomber that had participated in the Doolittle Raid, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 19 Apr 1947Plaque containing a fragment of a wrecked B-25 bomber that had participated in the Doolittle Raid; this was presented to James Doolittle on 19 Apr 1947James Doolittle and fellow raiders at a reunion in Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 19 Apr 1947
20 Apr 1947
22 Apr 1947

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1947
Kim Gu, Ji Cheong-cheon, Kim Yu-sik, Rhee Syngman, and Fraziska Donner at Gimpo Airport, Korea, 22 Apr 1947
23 Apr 1947
  • The battleship HMS Warspite was wrecked on the rocks of Mounts Bay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, while being towed to the breakers. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United States
  • USS Lexington was decommissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
25 Apr 1947

China
  • Hisao Tani's appeal against his death sentence was rejected by Chiang Kaishek. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Apr 1947

China
  • Lieutenant General Hisao Tani was executed by firing squad at Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hisao Tani was executed by firing squad on Mount Yuhuatai in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Pan Yukun was made the commanding officer of New 1st Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1947
Hisao Tani being executed for war crimes, Mount Yuhuatai, Nanjing, China, 26 Apr 1947Hisao Tani awaiting execution, Mount Yuhuatai, Nanjing, China, 26 Apr 1947Hisao Tani being escorted to his place of execution, Nanjing, China, 26 Apr 1947
30 Apr 1947

United States
  • USS Sterlet arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1947 United States
  • USS Sterlet reported to the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Francisco, California, United States for inactivation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 May 1947
  • SB No. 125 (formerly landing ship No. 108) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Crown Prince Yi Un lost his Japanese royal status. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 May 1947

United States
  • USS Becuna entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
8 May 1947

United Kingdom
  • Harry Gordon Selfridge died at the age of 83 from bronchial pneumonia in the district of Putney in London, England, United Kingdom. The American founder of the London luxury department store was pennyless, but he created an idea that revolutionised shopping forever. Selfridge believed the customer was always right and provided restaurants and attentive salespeople to keep customers in his shop for longer. But the Depression and his lavish spending and gambling habits meant he owed a quarter of a million pounds by 1940. ww2dbase [AC]
9 May 1947
  • Hancock was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 May 1947

China
  • He Yingqin was named the chairman of the military committee of the Office of the President of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 May 1947

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1947
Wilhelm List receiving his indictment during the Hostage Trial, Nürnberg, Germany, 12 May 1947; note Maximilian von Weichs next to List
14 May 1947

French Morocco
  • Alphonse Pierre Juin was made the Resident-General of French Morocco, replacing Eirik Labonne. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 May 1947
  • USS Sea Robin commenced a simulated war patrol which called for her to circumnavigate South America; she would become the first American submarine to round Cape Horn. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chinese communist forces launched an offensive in northeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
16 May 1947

China
  • Zhang Linfu committed suicide in his command cave in Menglianggu, Mengyin County, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 May 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Huaide County, Jilin Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
20 May 1947

Greece
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller was executed by firing squad in Athens, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 May 1947
  • The British divided India into India and Pakistan. ww2dbase [CPC]
24 May 1947

Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida stepped down as the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 May 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Faku County, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 May 1947
Yukikaze unarmed at Tokyo, Japan, on display for representatives of the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and China, 26 May 1947View of the YukikazeYukikaze and Shisaka at Tokyo, Japan, 26 May 1947, photo 1 of 2Yukikaze and Shisaka at Tokyo, Japan, 26 May 1947, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 26 May 1947
27 May 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Changtu County, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Daniel Inouye was honorably discharged from the US Army at the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 May 1947
  • Dong Zhao was awarded the Order of Precious Tripod 4th Class. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jun 1947
  • The United States ended the rationing of sugar. ww2dbase [CPC]
2 Jun 1947

Russia
  • Stepan Petrichenko, a former spy for the Soviet Union in Finland but had fell out of favor with the leadership, died while in captivity at the Solikamsk Labor Camp in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 Jun 1947

Brazil
  • In exile, King Carol II of Romania married his mistress Magda Lupescu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
4 Jun 1947
  • To combat the increasing amount of pilfering, the Soviet Union, at Stalin's insistence, passed a new draconian law increasing the penalty for economic crime. Between 1947 and 1952 some one and a half million (often desperate or hungry) Russians would be sent to the gulag camps on charges of state theft often for quite trivial misdemeanours. ww2dbase [AC]
5 Jun 1947
  • The Marshall Plan was proposed. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1947
Honorary degree award ceremony for Robert Oppenheimer, George Marshall, Omar Bradley, and T. S. Eliot at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Jun 1947
7 Jun 1947

United Kingdom
  • RAF Sergeant John Hannah, who as an 18-year-old had won the Victoria Cross during a raid on Antwerp in Belgium (having never fully recovered from burns and smoke inhalation), died of tuberculosis in Markfield, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
9 Jun 1947

France
  • Jean de Laborde's death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Jun 1947

Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1947
Emperor Showa (Hirohito) visiting Kobe, Japan, 11 Jun 1947
12 Jun 1947
  • Richard O'Connor was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Jun 1947

China
  • Pan Yukun was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Jun 1947

China
  • Chinese communist forces began an attack on Siping, Liaobei Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
17 Jun 1947

Belgium
  • The government of Belgium submitted an extradition request for Pierre Daye to the government of Argentina. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • War criminals Sergeant Jiro Shimoda and Captain Harochi Yonemura were executed in Shanghai, China. Shimoda had plundered and raped Chinese civilians during the occupation, including several murders committed at Jianying 85 miles northwest of Shanghai on the date of the surrender. Yonemura had ordered enlisted men under his command to bury, while alive, more than 100 Chinese civilians in Changshu near the city of Suzhou. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jun 1947
  • Commander Oliver Bagby became the commanding officer of USS Charr. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jun 1947
  • North Carolina was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Washington was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Robert Saundby was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II with Palms by Belgium. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jun 1947
  • Laffey (Allen M. Sumner-class) was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chinese Nationalist forces lifted the siege of Siping, Liaobei Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS Miami was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jul 1947
  • Tribune was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Hanyang Arsenal in Hanyang County, Hubei Province, China officially ceased to exist. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Jul 1947
  • Destroyer Yukikaze was transferred to the Republic of China as war reparation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The AK-47 assault rifle entered production in the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
8 Jul 1947

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Jul 1947
Ilse Koch at the US Military Tribunal in Dachau, Germany, 8 Jul 1947
9 Jul 1947

Belgium
  • Ward Hermans' sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom announced her engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the former Prince of Greece and Denmark. ww2dbase [AC]
17 Jul 1947
  • Raoul Wallenberg passed away in Soviet captivity to unknown cause. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Jul 1947
  • Aung San was assassinated in Rangoon, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jul 1947
  • The Dutch authorised a "Police Action" involving three divisions on Java and three Brigades on the larger, but less populated, Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch forces managed to capture most towns and interned the Nationalist insurgents, but most insurgents fled to the hills where they continued to mount guerrilla raids. ww2dbase [AC]
26 Jul 1947

Russia
  • The Soviet MGB moved Finnish prisoners from labor camps to the Vladimir Prison in Vladimir, Russia to keep their whereabouts secret. ww2dbase [CPC]
28 Jul 1947

Germany
  • British engineers demolished the smaller building of the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower complex in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jul 1947
  • USS Boarfish became the flagship of Rear Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann of Task Group 17.3, which was to embark on the first expedition under the Polar Ice Cap in the Bering Strait. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chen Cheng was named the commander-in-chief of Nationalist forces in northeastern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Aug 1947
  • Arthur Coningham retired from the Royal Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • FR Fireball piston-jet mix-powered fighters were withdrawn from service by the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1947
Chiang Kaishek inspecting Yan
9 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 9 Aug 1947
Emperor Showa (Hirohito) visiting Koiwai Farm, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1947
12 Aug 1947
  • Formidable was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Aug 1947
  • Pakistan was granted independence by the United Kingdom, forming the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Josias was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement with Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1947
Prince Josias at the Buchenwald trial, Dachau, Germany, 14 Aug 1947
15 Aug 1947
  • India was granted independence by the United Kingdom, forming the Republic of India. "Jai Hind", the battle cry of the Indian National Army, became India's first commemorative postal marking. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1947
Lord Louis Mountbatten and Lady Edwina Mountbatten at the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Government House, New Delhi, India, 0830 hours, 15 Aug 1947Louis Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Rajendra Prasad during the independence ceremony of India, 15 Aug 1947Louis Mountbatten, Edwina Mountbatten, and Jawaharlal Nehru during the independence ceremony of India, 15 Aug 1947Louis Mountbatten speaking during the independence ceremony of India, 15 Aug 1947
16 Aug 1947
  • Graf Zeppelin sank in the Baltic Sea, possibly as a target ship for the Soviet Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Captain Stanley Leith was named the commanding officer of USS Saint Paul. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Aug 1947

Germany
  • Ilse Koch was found guilty of violating laws and customs of war, and sentenced to life imprisonment. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Aug 1947
  • The Doctors' Trial ended in Nuremberg, in which an United States military court found 16 of the 20 doctors and 3 Nazi officials guilty of human experimentation. 7 were given death sentences and 9 were given prison sentences. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 25 Aug 1947
Stern view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Broadside view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Bow view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947
29 Aug 1947
  • Salt Lake City was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Aug 1947
  • USS Missouri arrived at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Marines departed China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • British engineers set off 25 tons of explosives in a failed attempt to demolish the main building of the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Aug 1947
  • Ira Eaker retired from the US Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Sep 1947
  • About half of university students in the United States on this date were WW2 veterans. ww2dbase [CPC]
2 Sep 1947
  • US President Harry Truman embarked USS Missouri at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Sep 1947

China
  • Song Tingcai led 400 militia troops in a failed action against a much larger Communist force at Tianhu, Henan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Sep 1947

Hawaii
7 Sep 1947

United States
  • USS Missouri arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, disembarking US President Harry Truman. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Sep 1947

Australian New Guinea
  • Hatazo Adachi committed ritual suicide with a rusty paring knife at Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • The Soviet Politburo approved 9 more open trials of 137 accused German war criminals. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Sep 1947
  • Indiana was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Sep 1947
  • The United States Air Force (USAF) became an officially independent member of the newly unified US armed services, and was no longer under the control of the US Army. ww2dbase [AC]
21 Sep 1947

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was given the medal "In Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Sep 1947

United States
  • USS Becuna completed her scheduled overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
23 Sep 1947
  • USS Missouri entered New York Naval Shipyard in New York, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Sep 1947

United States
  • USS Brill began a scheduled overhaul at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Oct 1947

China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the commandant of the Chinese Central Aviation Academy at Jianqio Airfield, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, handing the resonsibility over to Lieutenant General Hu Weike. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • XP-86 prototype jet fighter flew for the first time at Muroc Field, California, United States with George Welch in the cockpit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Oct 1947

France
  • Capitaine de vaisseau Beaussant was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Oct 1947

China
  • Japanese landing ship No. 172 was turned over to the Republic of China Navy at Qingdao, Shandong Province, China; she was renamed Lui Shan and would remain in Chinese service until 1955. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Capitaine de vaisseau Cabanier was named the commanding officer of Jeanne d'Arc. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Landing ship No. 137 was transferred to the Soviet Union at Nakhodka, Primorski Krai, Russia as part of war reparations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Oct 1947

United States
  • The US firm Curtiss-Wright closed its aircraft manufacturing division. ww2dbase [CPC]
14 Oct 1947

Japan
  • Prince Yasuhiko lost his imperial status and privileges and was made a common citizen. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1947
Yeager in front of the X-1 aircraft, 14 Oct 1947
16 Oct 1947

Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1947
Artur Axmann being interviewed, Bayern, Germany, 16 Oct 1947
17 Oct 1947

Malaya and Singapore
  • SB No. 125 (formerly landing ship No. 108) and another SB ship (formerly landing ship No. 110) were surrendered to the United Kingdom at Singapore. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Oct 1947

Japan
  • Crown Prince Yi Un lost his Japanese citizenship and became a stateless person. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Oct 1947
  • Destroyer HMCS Cayuga was commissioned into service with Commander O. C. S. Robertson in command. ww2dbase [AC]
25 Oct 1947

Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1947
DH.89A aircraft of the Israeli airline Aviron, 25 Oct 1947
27 Oct 1947

Finland
  • Fanni Luukkonen passed away from a heart attack in Helsinki, Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1947
Emperor Showa (Hirohito) gazing at the Cryptomeria tree
28 Oct 1947
  • Louis Mountbatten was made Earl Mountbatten of Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Nov 1947

United States
  • Millionaire Howard Hughes piloted his 180-ton Hercules flying-boat as it took to the air for its only flight over Los Angeles harbour, California, United States, covering a distance of just one mile. Seven times the size of the DC-6 aircraft, the then largest operational commercial airliner, it was also the largest flying-boat ever built. Powered by eight Pratt & Whitney piston engines it was intended that it would carry up to 700 passengers. ww2dbase [AC]
3 Nov 1947
  • Pohl Trial in Nuremberg ended; out of 17 defendants, 2 were acquitted while the other 15 former SS men were found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, largely for their role in the atrocities committed against concentration camp victims. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • John Winant committed suicide in his home in Concord, New Hampshire, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Nov 1947

Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1947
USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 1 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 2 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 3 of 3
6 Nov 1947

Russia
  • Semyon Timoshenko was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the fifth time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Nov 1947
  • Constantin Sănătescu passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Nov 1947

Belgium
  • Victor Matthys was executed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Nov 1947

Japan
  • Landing ship No. 147 was transferred to the United States while at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Nov 1947

Hawaii
  • USS Sterlet departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Boarfish arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States for a scheduled overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
18 Nov 1947
  • Arthur Coningham was awarded Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau of the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1947
US Army portrait of Eisenhower, 18 Nov 1947
24 Nov 1947

Poland
  • The First Auschwitz Trial against 40 former camp staff members, including Arthur Liebehenschel, began in Kraków, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Nov 1947

Hungary
  • Gusztáv Jány passed away in Budapest, Hungary. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Wolverine was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
29 Nov 1947
  • The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine (The Partition Plan). ww2dbase [CPC]
1 Dec 1947

Australia
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Dec 1947
  • Ivan Bagramyan was awarded the Order of Lenin for the third time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Dec 1947
  • Tadashige Daigo passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Sterlet departed Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Dec 1947

Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1947
Emperor Showa (Hirohito) visiting Hiroshima, Japan, 7 Dec 1947; note Atomic Bomb Dome in background
12 Dec 1947
  • Victoria Cross winner Nand Singh of the Indian Army was killed whilst leading a successful attack to extricate his battalion from an ambush by Kashmir raiders from Pakistan. ww2dbase [AC]
14 Dec 1947

Guam
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Guam. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Dec 1947

Poland
  • The First Auschwitz Trial against 40 former camp staff members, including Arthur Liebehenschel, ended in Kraków, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • LST-412 was sold to Northern Metals Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for scrapping. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Dec 1947
  • HMAS Hobart was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Dec 1947
  • The Constitution of the Republic of China came into effect. ww2dbase [CPC]
28 Dec 1947
  • Vittorio Emanuele III passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Dec 1947
  • King Mihai I of Romania was forced to abdicate the throne by the Soviet-backed communist government. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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