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3 Oct 1945
  • USS Intensity was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Milfoil | CPC]
  • Chen Gongbo (Wade-Giles: Chen Kung-po), former president of the puppet Reorganized National Government of China in Nanjing, was brought from Japan to China to face trials. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Teuku Hasan, the governor of Sumatra, Republic of Indonesia, began to stir anti-Dutch sentiments in Sumatra. ww2dbase [Sumatra | CPC]
French Indochina
  • The main body of South East Asia Command forces arrived at the harbor of Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. About 1,000 men were of the French Expeditionary Corps. ww2dbase [Saigon, Cochinchina | CPC]
Japan Korea
  • General Terentii Shtykov, Supreme Commander of Soviet occupation force in northern Korea, created a Soviet Civil Administration. He placed one of his subordinate generals in charge. ww2dbase [CPC]
Philippines Photo(s) dated 3 Oct 1945
Light carrier Hosho off Kure, Japan, 3 Oct 1945, photo 1 of 2Forecastle of Japanese carrier Hosho, Kure, Japan, 3 Oct 1945Hangar of light carrier Hosho, 3 Oct 1945Lt. Gen. K. Yamada of Japanese 48th Division signing the instrument of surrender for all Japanese forces in the Lesser Sundas, Koepang, Timor, 3 Oct 1945, photo 1 of 3
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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