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2 Oct 1945
  • Dwight Eisenhower informed George Patton that Eisenhower was to announce Patton's transfer from US 3rd Army to US 15th Army on the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Roberts Dunstan was discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • A Dutch naval captain, who was the acting senior officer of Japanese troops in the Surabaya, Java, Indonesia, ordered troops under his command to surrender their weapons to local Indonesian forces. At this time, the city awaited a formal Allied surrender ceremony. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Ancon was assigned to the 5th Fleet as the headquarters ship for a strategic bombing survey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Members of the Philippine Congress discussed the possibility of issuing back pay for government officials dating back to Nov 1941. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • D. I. Ballantyne of Chase Bank, special advisor for banking to Philippine President Sergio Osmeña, arrived in Manila, Philippines. He was tasked to prepare a depreciation schedule for Japanese occupation currency. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1945
Collapsed Ki-21 bomber, Penfoei, Timor, Dutch East Indies, 2 Oct 1945; the aircraft had an accident while bringing General K. Yamada to Timor for the surrender ceremony without anyone being hurt

2 Oct 1945 Interactive Map

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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