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30 Aug 1945
  • Submarine I-369 was surrendered to the Americans. ww2dbase [I-369 | CPC]
China
  • Zang Shiyi was captured by Soviet troops. ww2dbase [Zang Shiyi | 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 [Albert Wedemeyer | Chongqing | 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 [Choibalsan | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | 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 [Laos | 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 [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
Hawaii Hong Kong
  • A British battle squadron led by the aircraft carrier Indomitable entered Hong Kong to reoccupy the Crown Colony. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Indomitable | AC]
Japan Philippines Singapore
  • The first of the 6,000 Japanese civilians in Singapore began to move into the newly completed Jurong Interment Camp. ww2dbase [Singapore | 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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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945