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14 Mar 1946
  • Prichett was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Werner von Blomberg passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • At the Nuremberg Trials, Hermann Göring said that the Spanish Civil War was used by the Luftwaffe to test out newly designed equipment and to battle-harden its personnel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Chief administrator Alfons Klein of Hadamar Euthanasia Center in western Germany, which saw the death of nearly 15,000 handicapped and other undesirables, was executed by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • USS Mero arrived at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States and was assigned to the 19th Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1946
Japanese Army Lt Nakamura being led to the scaffold where he would be executed by hanging for beheading an Indian soldier at Pulau Island near Singapore during the war, 14 Mar 1946

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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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945