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10 May 1946
  • USS IX-300 (former German cruiser Prinz Eugen) departed for Honolulu, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • George Brett retired from the US Army at the rank of major general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH merged with the MGB; Viktor Abakumov was made the head of this larger organization. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Segundo completed her overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • It was announced that Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States would cease operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • James Doolittle was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in the US Army Reserve. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

10 May 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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