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7 Oct 1945
  • George Patton handed control of the US 3rd Army to Lucian Truscott. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • US Marines secured the two airfields near Beiping, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Chinese communist forces prevented the US Navy from landing troops at Chefoo (Zhifu; now Yantai), Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese forces in Yogyakarta, Indonesia surrendered their weapons to local Indonesian authorities. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • During a cabinet meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Prime Minister Son Ngoc Thanh supported anti-French armed resistance, and proposed an evacuation of Phnom Penh should French forces pressed on the capital. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Prince Souphanouvong of Luang Phrabang, a communist supporter, arrived in Savannakhet, Laos with Viet Minh guards. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Photo(s) dated 7 Oct 1945
Lieutenant General Ginnosuke Uchida surrendering his forces to the Chinese, former French Concession zone, Tianjin, China, 7 Oct 1945; the surrender document was accepted by USMC Major General Keller Rockey on behalf of the Chinese

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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