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1 Jan 1947
  • 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 [Hjalmar Siilasvuo | CPC]
  • Miles Browning retired from the US Navy. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | 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 [Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | CPC]
  • Escort carrier Makin Island was sold for scrap. ww2dbase [Makin Island | DS]
  • Kashima was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Kashima | CPC]
  • Smalley was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Smalley | CPC]
  • Philip was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Philip | CPC]
  • Shad was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Shad | CPC]
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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