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7 Sep 1945
  • USS Sea Cat arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
  • The Allies held a victory parade was held in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Australia ratified the United Nations Charter. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • Allied prisoners of war at Rabaul, New Britain, technically freed on 16 Aug 1945 but still remained under Japanese care, were liberated by men under Royal Australian Navy Captain P. Brice Morris. ww2dbase [Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Louis Mountbatten, William Slim, Reginald Dorman-Smith, Aung San, 6 Patriotic Burmese Force officers, and 4 representatives of Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League reached an agreement in Kandy, Ceylon on the formation of the Burmese Army. Particularly, it was to accept 5,200 men and 200 officers of Aung San's Patriotic Burmese Force. It was to consist of ethnically-separated units; for example, the infantry was to have 3 Burmese battalions, 2 Karen battalions, 2 Kachin battalions, 2 Chin battalions, and 1 mixed battalion. The British government also agreed to share credit of winning the war with the resistance fighters. ww2dbase [Aung San | Kandy | CPC]
  • Chinese General Zhang Fakui and his troops entered Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
  • General Tang Enbo arrived in Shanghai, China with the mission to ensure peace, stability, and Nationalist control in the Nanjing-Shanghai region. ww2dbase [Tang Enbo | Shanghai | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Viet Minh leader Tran Van Giau ordered all weapons to be surrendered to Viet Minh forces, causing alarm among leaders of Indochinese Communist Party, Trotskyists, and other communist groups. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Hong Kong
  • The British planning unit formed in 1943 arrived in Hong Kong, establishing the British Military Administration. It would continue to operate until civilian government would be restored in 1946. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Subhash Chandra Bose's ashes were brought to Tokyo, Japan by Lieutenant Tatsuo Hayashida. ww2dbase [Subhash Chandra Bose | Tokyo | CPC]
  • President of the Japanese-sponsored puppet state Philippine Republic, José Laurel, was arrested by a Lieutenant Colonel Turner of US Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Nara, Japan. Several members of his staff were also arrested at the same time. ww2dbase [José Laurel | Nara | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas shifted from Tokyo Bay to the coast off Hamamatsu, Japan. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Nicholas | Hamamatsu | DS]
  • USS Nashville and USS St. Louis departed Okinawa bound for the Chusan Islands off Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Nashville | Buckner Bay, Okinawa | DS]
  • The British Military Administration in Malaya declared Japanese occupation currency worthless. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Chinese leadership in Taiwan abolished all orders given by the Japanese administration. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Thailand was renamed to Siam. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A Monetary Agreement was signed by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [London, England | CPC]
United States
  • While at Alameda, Captain Jesse McClure relieved Captain Dufek as commanding officer of USS Bogue. ww2dbase [Bogue | Alameda, California | DS]
Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1945
12 Liberator bombers flew in four V formations over the Japanese surrender ceremony at Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns in center and M26 Pershing tanks in left cornerHa-101, Ha-102, and Ha-104 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note five Kairyu submarines on leftHa-101 (front edges), I-369, and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu submarines near RO-58I-369 and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu-class submarines at right
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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