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7 May 1946 Russia
  • Vsevolod Merkulov was dismissed as the head of the Soviet Ministry for State Security (MGB) by the Soviet Politburo. ww2dbase [Vsevolod Merkulov | Moscow | CPC]
  • Soviet Politburo named Viktor Abakumov the head of the Soviet Ministry for State Security (MGB). ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | Moscow | CPC]
United States
  • Commander Warren Ronald Thompson was named the commanding officer of USS Ticonderoga. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 May 1946
Admiral Mitscher and Commodore Burke aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 7 May 1946; other officers were Captain Thomas Regan, Vice Admiral Bernhard Bieri, and Lieutenant Commander Remington

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