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6 Sep 1945
  • USS Copahee embarked on her first Operation Magic Carpet run. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Carrier HMS Glory and her task force arrived off Rabaul, New Britain in the morning. At 0900 hours, sloop HMS Hart picked up Hitoshi Imamura and Jinichi Kusaka at Kabanga Bay, who would sign the surrender documents aboard HMS Glory at 1127 hours which surrendered 139,000 remaining personnel at Rabaul plus all forces in Australian territory in the South Pacific. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Ceylon
  • Louis Mountbatten, William Slim, Reginald Dorman-Smith, Aung San, 6 Patriotic Burmese Force officers, and 4 representatives of Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League began their meeting in Kandy, Ceylon regarding the future of Burmese administration. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Communist Chinese 8th Route Army entered Mukden, Liaoning Province, China and received captured Japanese equipment from the occupying Soviet forces. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Previously interned Europeans began to reappear in Surabaya, Java, Indonesia. ww2dbase [CPC]
Guam Japan
  • USS Missouri departed Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Preston departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Korea
  • Yo Unhyong proclaimed the Korean Poeple's Republic. The delegation elected Rhee Syngman as the president without his knowledge, and Rhee would later turn down the position. ww2dbase [CPC]
Portugal
  • Portuguese foreign office expressed displeasure in regards to the Allied military presence in East Timor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Singapore
  • Kamoi departed Singapore at 0748 hours and joined a convoy escorted by destroyer Satsuki, submarine chaser CH-30, and submarine chaser CH-33. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The newly returned British colonial administration of Singapore demolished the memorial for Subhas Chandra Bose, an Indian nationalist leader who collaborated with the Japanese during the war. Elsewhere, the Japanese civilian administration leaders were marched, on foot, to the Jurong internment camp in the western side of the island. ww2dbase [CPC]
Taiwan
  • The Churon Temporary Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan was closed. Former prisoners of the Oka Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan and the Maruyama Temporary Prisoners of War Camp in Taihoku were evacuated by US and British ships via Keelung. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Taihoku Prisoners of War Camp No. 6 near Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS R-5 arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Mero began her shakedown cruise on Lake Michigan in northern United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • John McCain passed away from a heart attack at his home in Coronado, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Sep 1945
Corsair fighter in an elevator aboard HMS Glory, off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2Corsair fighter in an elevator aboard HMS Glory, off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 2Preparing a Corsair aircraft for flight aboard HMS Glory, off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945Lieutenant General Hitoshi Imamura signing the surrender document aboard HMS Glory off Rabaul, New Britain, 6 Sep 1945; Vice Admiral Junichi Kusaka and Lieutenant General Vernon Sturdee were also present
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6 Sep 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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