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26 May 1953

Dutch East Indies
  • President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam pardoned Japanese Class B and Class C criminals who were condemned by the French-run Saigon Permanent Military Tribunal between 1945 and 1950. ww2dbase [Tokyo Trial and Other Trials Against Japan | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Edmund Herring personally led Australian troops in guarding Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace in London, England, United Kingdom during the queen's coronation ceremonies. ww2dbase [Edmund Herring | London, England | CPC]

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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal