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9 Oct 1945
  • Communist forces in China occupied northern Shandong Province. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • S-30 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [S-30 | CPC]
  • Drayton was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Drayton | CPC]
  • The submarine chaser USS SC.636 foundered during Typhoon Louise off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [AC]
  • During peace negotiations in Kandy, Ceylon between Thailand and the United Kingdom, British negotiator M. E. Dening demanded that all his proposals to be accepted by Thailand without exceptions. Thai Prime Minister Seni Pramoj opposed such demands. The talks ceased without progressing when Dening was called away to deal with matters in the Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kandy | CPC]
French Indochina
  • British Lieutenant Colonel E. D. Murray arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to release Allied prisoners of war and to disarm Japanese forces. He was accompanied by a platoon of Gurkha troops and other personnel. He was soon approached by Cambodian Cabinet members who were politically opposed to Prime Minister Son Ngoc Thanh. ww2dbase [Phnom Penh, Cambodia | CPC]
  • After sundown, a number of French and British positions in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina were attacked by Viet Minh forces. ww2dbase [Saigon, Cochinchina | CPC]
  • Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan after a dispute between his government and the US occupation about the repeal of the 1925 Public Security Preservation Laws, which the Americans viewed as repressive. Kijuro Shidehara would be made the next Prime Minister on the same day. ww2dbase [Naruhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Ranger arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Ranger | Balboa | DS]
United Kingdom
  • Andrew Geddes was made a Commander of the US Legion of Merit. ww2dbase [Andrew Geddes | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 9 Oct 1945
Prime Minister Kijuro Shidehara with his cabinet, 9 Oct 1945; note Mitsumasa Yonai and Shigeru Yoshida in front rowSunken Aoba at Kure, Japan, 9 Oct 1945Hyuga sunken in shallow water, Kure, Japan, 9 Oct 1945Hyuga sunken in shallow water, Kure, Japan, 9 Oct 1945

9 Oct 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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