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23 Jan 1946
  • HMS LST-412 was decommissioned and returned to the United States Navy. ww2dbase [LST-412 | CPC]
Austria
  • Soviet SMERSH agents attempted to kidnap former German agent Richard Klaus (also known as Fritz Klatt and Max) in Austria, but the Soviets were thwarted by the Americans. The Soviets were interned overnight and were returned to the Soviet occupation zone on the following day. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Uraga, Japan and disembarked personnel. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Uraga, Kanagawa | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 23 Jan 1946
Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor repair basin with Ford Island beyond, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 16 to 23 Jan 1946USS Bennington alongside Ford Island at Berth F-2 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 Jan 1946. Note her freshly painted peacetime white deck markings and camouflage paint on some of the Ford Island buildings.President Harry Truman congratulating Lieutenant Donald Gary after Gary received the Medal of Honor, the White House, Washington, DC, United States, 23 Jan 1946

23 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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