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17 Sep 1945

  • Nationalist Chinese forces re-entered Beiping, China. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Joseph Kramer, Camp Commandant at Belsen, and 44 other SS officers were put on trial at Lüneburg, Germany for mass murders at Belsen and Auschwitz. Kramer and 10 others were sentenced to hang, while others received prison sentences. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Shigeru Yoshida was named the Foreign Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Makurazaki Typhoon hit Japan, killing more than 2,000 people and flooding large areas. Flood waters brought radiation-free topsoil and sand to the devastated cities destroyed by the American atom bomb attacks. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • US Army took control of the Japanese Army base in Busan (Pusan), Korea and soon renamed it Camp Hialeah. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Whale departed the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Seni Pramoj became the prime minister of Thailand. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Sep 1945
Koryu Type D submarines in an assembly shed at the Mitsubishi shipyard, Nagasaki, Japan, 17 Sep 1945Recently liberated (by Australian troops) Chinese prisoners of war originally of Chinese 88th Division, New Britain, Territory of New Guinea, 17 Sep 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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