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13 Sep 1945

Australian New Guinea
  • General Hatazo Adachi surrendered the remnants of his 18th Army to the Australians near Wewak in Australian Territory of New Guinea. Of his original force of 100,000 men, only 13,000 survived, sick and half starved after being abandoned without supplies for months. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
  • Japanese forces in Burma surrendered to the Allies. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
French Indochina
  • British Major General Douglas Gracey arrived at Tan Son Nhut airport, Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina, flanked by British, Gurkha, and Indian troops. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US forces took control of Haneda Airfield in Tokyo, Japan and was renamed it Haneda Army Air Base. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chikahiko Koizumi committed ritual suicide in Yodobashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese forces formally surrendered in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Captain Hisayuki Soeda surrendered Nauru and Ocean Island surrendered to Australian troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH, CPC]
  • Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu told Japanese Ambassador to Portugal Morito Morishima that the Japanese government was awaiting Allied instructions in regards to East Timor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1945
Enterprise making 20 knots during post-overhaul trials, Puget Sound, 13 Sep 1945Japanese General Hatazo Adachi, circa 13 Sep 1945US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck carrying airfield support supplies exiting USS LST-475 beached at Yokohama, Japan, 13 Sep 1945; the ship was the first LST landing in Japan after surrenderLieutenant General Hatazo Adachi symbolically surrendered his sword to Australian Major General H. C. H. Robertson at Wom Airstrip, New Guinea, 13 Sep 1945
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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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