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28 Aug 1945
  • Indictments were made against accused Nazi German war criminals. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | CPC]
  • Soviet troops landed at Rubetzu Bay on Iturup, Kurile Islands, Japan, as well as nearby islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Sibotzu, Taraku-Shima, Uri-Shima, Akiuri, and Suiseto. ww2dbase [Manchurian Strategic Offensive | CPC]
  • The minesweeper USS Logic was transferred to the Republic of China (renamed Yung Shun) under the Lend-Lease programme. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The minesweeper USS Lucid was transferred to the Republic of China (renamed Yung Ting) under the Lend-Lease programme. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The minesweeper USS Magnet was transferred to the Republic of China (renamed Yung Ning) under the Lend-Lease programme. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Louis Mountbatten named General Douglas Gracey as the commander of Allied forces being sent to Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
  • Chinese communists Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Wang Jofei traveled to Chongqing, China aboard US Ambassador Patrick Hurley's personal aircraft. ww2dbase [Chongqing | CPC]
  • Mongolian propaganda chief Lkham Suren called for the inclusion of the former Manchukuo region of Hulunbuir into the nation of Mongolia. ww2dbase [Mongolia | CPC]
French Indochina
  • The Viet Minh issued an order that required permits for all outdoor meetings or armed training exercises. ww2dbase [Hanoi, Tonkin | CPC]
  • Laotian Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath, the head of government, notified his provincial governors, including those in the French-controlled areas in southern Laos, that Laotian independence was to be their common goal. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Luang Phrabang, Laos | CPC]
Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Colonial Secretary Franklin Gimson announced that restoration of British rule in Hong Kong. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Japan, an advance guard of 150 US airborne troops landed at Atsuki airfield outside Tokyo; they were the first Allied troops to set foot on the Japanese mainland. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tokyo | AC]
  • USS Proteus, while in Sagami Bay, Japan, was attached to Submarine Squadron 20. ww2dbase [Proteus | Sagami Bay, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas delivered Japanese harbor pilots to USS Cumberland Sound, USS Proteus, and USS Neches before returning to the anchorage at Sagami Wan, Japan. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Nicholas | Sagami Bay | DS]
  • Committee for the Preparation of Korean Independence declared itself the temporary government of Korea. Its main opposition was the Korean Provisional Government based in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Destroyers USS Blue and USS Mansfield intercepted I-400, which was discovered on the previous day, in the Pacific Ocean. USS Blue sent a 37-man boarding party and secured the submarine. Destroyer USS Weaver of US 20th Submarine Squadron arrived on the scene later, however, and forcibly took over the situation, claiming authority due to the personnel's submarine expertise. ww2dbase [I-400 | CPC]
  • I-14 was boarded by a prize crew under the command of Commander Clyde Stevens, which was delivered by USS Bangust. 40 Japanese sailors were transferred to US vessels to make room for Stevens' crew. ww2dbase [I-14 | CPC]
  • The battleship HMS Nelson anchored off Penang to take the Japanese surrender of the Malay Peninsula. ww2dbase [Penang | CPC]
  • US B-29 bombers dropped food onto the grounds of the Churon Temporary Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan; three prisoners were accidentally killed by falling 50-gallon drums. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1945
Japanese surrender envoys led by General Numata Takazo escorted by British officers at Mingaladon airfield, Rangoon for the surrender of the Southern Army in Burma, 28 Aug 1945. They arrived in a Mitsubishi Ki-57 ‘Topsy’SB2C Helldiver from USS Essex flying over Yap, Caroline Islands, after the Japanese surrender, 28 Aug 1945Battleships Missouri, Duke of York, King George V, and Colorado in Sagami Bay, Japan, 28 Aug 1945; note Mount Fuji in backgroundTBM Avengers from the USS Wasp (Essex-class) dropping more supplies for POWs in the Narumi sub-camp No 11 in Nagoya, Japan, 28 Aug 1945
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