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30 Aug 1945
  • Submarine I-369 was surrendered to the Americans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Zang Shiyi was captured by Soviet troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Chongqing, China, US General Albert Wedemeyer warned Chinese communist leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai to restrain the communists from further attacks on American personnel in China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Pressured by the Soviets during a meeting at the Soviet embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Area, China, secessionist leaders Choibalsan and Bumtsend reluctantly agreed to abandon the goal of including the Inner Mongolia region of China in their movement. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French Indochina
  • French Commissioner Colonel Hans Imfeld convinced Laotian King Sisavang Vong to retract the declaration of Laotian independence he had made with Japanese support four months prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Former Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam spoke to a crowd at the Ngo Mon gate of the Imperial City in Hue, Annam, French Indochina, announcing his abdication of 25 Aug 1945. He voiced support for the anti-French independence movement during the speech. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Whale departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Air Group 63 departed. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Hong Kong
  • A British battle squadron led by the aircraft carrier Indomitable entered Hong Kong to reoccupy the Crown Colony. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
  • USS San Diego arrived at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS San Juan evacuated Allied prisoners of war in Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Sagami Bay near Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan at 0820 hours. At 1458 hours, she laid anchor in Tokyo Bay. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The main Allied forces began going ashore on mainland Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur arrived at Atsugi Airfield near Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Jonathan Wainwright arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The first of the 6,000 Japanese civilians in Singapore began to move into the newly completed Jurong Interment Camp. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1945
The atomic bomb survivorNew Mexico anchored in the Tokyo Bay area with Mount Fuji in background, circa late Aug 1945Wainwright dining at New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, 30 Aug 1945USS San Diego at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 30 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2
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30 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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945