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30 Aug 1947
  • US Marines departed China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Missouri arrived at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ww2dbase [Missouri | CPC]
  • British engineers set off 25 tons of explosives in a failed attempt to demolish the main building of the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Berlin Zoo Flak Tower | CPC]

30 Aug 1947 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945