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29 Aug 1945
  • Lieutenant Commander Carl Pfeifer became the commanding officer of USS Cassin Young. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur was ordered to exercise authority through the Japanese government, thus giving him authority over Emperor Showa. In this capacity, he would oversee the drafting a new constitution, redistribution of land, disbanding monopolistic Zaibatsu firms, among other major initiatives. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
  • A US B-29 bomber was shot down by the Soviets as it attempted to drop supplies to former POWs. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The United States stopped drafting citizens for the military. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Charr departed Fremantle, Australia. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue departed Adak, Alaska bound for Seattle, Washington. ww2dbase [Bogue | Adak | DS]
  • US Army Air Forces returned the control of Xinjin Airfield in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China to the Chinese Air Force. ww2dbase [Xinjin Airfield | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek appointed Chen Yi as the Governor General of Taiwan Province, Republic of China. ww2dbase [Chen Yi | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • US troops made an administrative landing near Tokyo, Japan, starting the occupation. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tokyo | TH]
  • USS Missouri leading USS Iowa and escorted by USS Nicholas entered Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Iowa | Nicholas | Missouri | Japan's Surrender | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
  • Gregory Boyington was liberated from the Omori Prison Camp in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
  • I-14 arrived at Sagami Bay west of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and was moored alongside USS Proteus. ww2dbase [I-14 | Sagami Bay, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • USS Ancon arrived at Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Ancon | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Segundo halted Japanese submarine I-401 less than 200 miles southeast of Honshu island, Japan and escorted her toward Sagami Wan, Japan. ww2dbase [Segundo | CPC]
  • Eight C-47 transport aircraft took off from Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, carrying 150 former American prisoners of war. ww2dbase [Bangkok | CPC]
United Kingdom United States
  • US President Harry Truman released the reports of the US Army and Navy Boards of Inquiry into the Pearl Harbor disaster. The Army Board placed blame primarily on the failure of Lieutenant General Walter Short for failing to alert his command. The US War Department also came in for criticism (for failing to keep the president's office informed of developments in negotiations between Japan and the United States) as does Secretary of State Cordell Hull (for delivering America's counter proposals on 26 Nov 1941, thereby preventing time for war preparations). The Navy Board's report blamed Admiral Husband Kimmel for not rotating the in-port periods of US warships in a less routine manner. ww2dbase [Harry Truman | Attack on Pearl Harbor | Washington | AC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Aug 1945
Allied prisoners of war at Aomori camp near Yokohama cheered as US Navy and other Allied personnel arrived to rescue them, 29 Aug 1945Fleet Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Halsey shaking hands aboard battleship USS South Dakota, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 29 Aug 1945Mugshots of Amon Göth, 29 Aug 1945USS Sunfish flies her battle flag as she departs Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 29 Aug 1945; USS Pompon in foreground, photo taken from USS Pipefish
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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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