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6 Oct 1945
  • With the assistance of a search plane, USS Bailey recovered a floating cargo loading platform from the Luzon Strait as a hazard to navigation. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • US Marines began to march from Tianjin toward Beiping, China in an attempt to secure the two airfields in that area. They were met with some small arms fire from Communist forces in the countryside. ww2dbase [Tianjin | CPC]
  • The Mongolian separatist state of Hulunbuir, in Xing'an and Heilongjiang Provinces of China, announced their desire to merge under the main Mongolian separatist state. ww2dbase [Xing'an | CPC]
  • Commanding officer of USS St. Louis, Captain John Griggs, was assigned to coordinate the movement of the Chinese 70th Army from Ningpo, China (now Ningbo) to Kiirun, Formosa (now Keelung, Taiwan). ww2dbase [St. Louis | Shanghai | DS]
French Indochina
  • A meeting with French and Vietnamese delegations was held at the office of Major General Douglas Gracey (who was largely absent from the meeting) in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. The two sides agreed to release hostages, exchange prisoners, and to jointly look for the bodies of slain OSS Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dewey. ww2dbase [Saigon, Cochinchina | CPC]
  • Carriers USS Shangri-La, USS Hancock, USS Yorktown (Essex-class), USS Cowpens and cruisers USS Topeka, USS Duluth, and USS Oakland with a destroyer escort that included USS Nicholas departed Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands bound for the United States with thousands of US troops. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Cowpens | Hancock | Shangri-La | Nicholas | Okinawa | DS]
  • USS Shangri-La departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | Okinawa | CPC]
United States
  • USS Honolulu got underway from the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia for structural test firing of all guns 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean before returning to the Norfolk Navy Yard. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Portsmouth, Virginia | DS]

6 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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