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30 Sep 1945

  • In Kandy, Ceylon, French representative Pierre Clarac demanded Prince Wiwatthanachai of Thailand to transfer the Emerald Buddha to Cambodia. The treasure was catured by Thai troops in 1432 in Angkor Wat during the fall of the Khmer Empire, and Cambodian nationalists had sought for its return. ww2dbase [Kandy | CPC]
  • US Marines landed in Tanggu, Tianjin, China and began to move toward Beiping. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
  • Du Yuming gave the order to launch a surprise attack against General Long Yun in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, forcing Long to flee to the high ground at Wuhua Mountain, where he would soon surrender. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | Kunming, Yunnan | CPC]
  • Chengdu Airfield in Sichuan Province, China was closed. ww2dbase [Chengdu Airfield | Chengdu, Sichuan | CPC]
  • The Chenggong Airfield in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China ceased operations. ww2dbase [Chenggong Airfield | Kunming, Yunnan | CPC]
  • Milton Miles was officially relieved of his command of the US Navy Naval Group China, and his rank was reverted to the peace time rank of captain. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • British troops entered Jakarta, Java, Dutch East Indies. They were mostly consisted of men of Gurkha and Indian ethnicity, and were tasked to maintain peace, largely against pro-Indonesia rioters. ww2dbase [Jakarta, Java | CPC]
French Indochina
  • A Vietnamese delegation from the anti-communist Revolutionary League met with Chinese General Xiao Wen; although sympathetic, Xiao could not act due to restrictions applied by his superior. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hong Kong
  • In an attempt to curb the violent clashes between Nationalist and communist factions, the British Military Administration in Hong Kong had been working with both sides. On this date, the communists agreed to pull out of Hong Kong, thus fighting would continue only beyond the British colonial border. Propaganda efforts and the promotion of extreme left wing elements, however, would continue for decades to come. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • I-401's crew was disbanded by the Americans. All officers and men went back into the civilian population, including the few who had committed war crimes. ww2dbase [I-401 | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1945
Japanese-American soldiers marching in the V-J Day parade, Livorno, Italy, Sep 1945Japanese Type 97 Te-Ke tankette on the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 1945Victory celebration in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sep 1945Chiang Kaishek and Mao Zedong celebrating the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Chongqing, China, Sep 1945
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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