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10 Sep 1945 Australian New Guinea
  • The Allied re-occupation of Rabaul, New Britain officially began. ww2dbase [Rabaul, New Britain | CPC]
  • Leaders of ethnic Mongolians met in Sonid, Suiyuan Province, in the Inner Mongolia region of China, and declared the People's Republic of South Mongolia. The newly declared government immediately sent a letter to Soviet Army Headquarters in Moscow, Russia, expressing wishes for Inner Mongolia to be merged with Outer Mongolia. ww2dbase [Sonid, Suiyuan | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • President Sukarno of Indonesia declared the end of Japanese authority in Indonesia, but Japanese officials stated that they would only turn over authority to the Allies and not the newly founded republic. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Otto Skorzeny was transferred from Wiesbaden, Germany to Nuremberg, Germany; he traveled by aircraft with other top former German leaders. ww2dbase [Otto Skorzeny | Wiesbaden, Hessen-Nassau | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru departed Maizuru, Japan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Maizuru, Kyoto | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa, Japan with several hundred servicemen onboard for transport back to the United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Okinawa | CPC]
  • British troops began advancing up the Malay peninsula toward Kuala Lumpur. ww2dbase [CPC]
North Borneo
  • Japanese forces surrendered on the island of Labuan, British North Borneo. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Labuan | CPC]
Norway Russia United States Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1945
Lieutenant General Masao Baba en route to the official surrender ceremony, Labuan, Borneo, 10 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 3Lieutenant General Masao Baba en route to the official surrender ceremony, Labuan, Borneo, 10 Sep 1945, photo 3 of 3USS Manta arriving at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Sep 1945USS Manta at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945

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