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3 Sep 1945

China
  • Large crowds welcomed Chinese troops into Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Shanghai | CPC]
  • In a speech in Chongqing, China, Chiang Kaishek called for economic reconstruction, constitutional democracy, and unification. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong met with Nationalist representative (and future Minister of Foreign Affairs) Wang Shijie in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Chongqing | CPC]
French Indochina
  • A small French and Laotian military unit arrived in Vientiane, Laos. ww2dbase [Vientiane, Laos | CPC]
Guam
  • USS Portland arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas where Vice Admiral George D. Murray left the ship. ww2dbase [Portland | DS]
Japan
  • USS Segundo departed Tokyo Bay, Japan for the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [Segundo | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
Philippines
  • General Tomoyuki Yamashita and Admiral Denshichi Okochi surrendered to US Army generals, among whom Jonathan Wainwright, at Camp John Hay in Baguio, Philippines Islands. The ceremony was witnessed by British General Arthur Percival. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tomoyuki Yamashita | Baguio | TH, CPC]
  • USS St. Louis and USS Nashville departed Subic Bay, Philippines bound for Okinawa. ww2dbase [Nashville | St. Louis | Subic Bay, Luzon | DS]
Singapore
  • British doctors parachuted into Singapore ahead of a Royal Navy fleet. ww2dbase [Singapore | AC]
Thailand
  • The first of the British occupation troops began to arrive in Bangkok, Thailand. ww2dbase [Bangkok | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 3 Sep 1945
Lieutenant General Yoshio Tachibana aboard USS Dunlap off Chichi Jima to surrender the Bonin Islands, 3 Sep 1945US Marine celebrating victory over Japan at Guam, 1945Escort Carrier USS Attu and Fleet Carrier USS Shangri-La (left) exchanging personnel and equipment by high wire while at sea, 3 Sep 1945. Note F4U Corsairs and SB2C Helldiver aircraft on Attu’s deck.USS Shangri-La approaching USS Attu (not in photo) to transfer personnel and supplies, Pacific Ocean, 3 Sep 1945

3 Sep 1945 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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