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10 Aug 1945
  • Faced with the threat of more atomic bombs and the menace of the Soviets, Japan announced that it was willing to surrender provided the future status of the Emperor could be assured. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • About 50 P-47 and P-51 fighters of the US 14th Air Force attacked Japanese road and river traffic, railroads, and bridges across a large area in southeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • The Soviet puppet state of Mongolian People's Republic declared war on Japan, and called for Inner Mongolia to defy Chinese rule and join Mongolia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Chinese communist leaders ordered communist troops to occupy transportation hubs and major cities in China. In response, Chiang Kaishek ordered surrendered Japanese commands to secure their own areas until Nationalist troops arrived to take control. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Air Group 87 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga struck Hokkaido, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • 70 American B-29 bombers attacked the arsenal complex near Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Caiman sank a Japanese schooner by gunfire in the southern South China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking six small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Carbonero sank two schooners and a sampan with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Boarfish arrived at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck the city of Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Segundo departed Midway Atoll for her fifth war patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kurile Islands. She was tasked to monitor Soviet activity in northern Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1945
Soldiers at the Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club in Paris, France displayed their copies of Paris Post special edition announcing Japanese surrender, 10 Aug 1945Soviet troops entering Dalian, China on T-34-85 medium tanks, Aug 1945Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 1945Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 1945
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10 Aug 1945 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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