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3 Jan 1946
  • The British Reconnaissance Corps was disbanded at the Reconnaissance Training Centre, Catterick, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom after a parade. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Nashville made rendezvous with troop ship USS St. Mary's, which was experiencing a failed engine, about 500 miles west of San Francisco, California, United States. She would tow USS St. Mary's back to San Francisco. ww2dbase [Nashville | CPC]
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  • William Joyce was executed by hanging at the Wandsworth Prison in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [William Joyce | London, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1946
Tiru under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946; submarines in background were Bashaw, Pampanito, Mingo, Gurnard, Macabi, Tunny, Guavina, and Sand LanceInactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946

3 Jan 1946 Interactive Map

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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