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12 Oct 1945
  • A typhoon in Okinawa, Japan killed a number of US troops. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mason was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Mason | CPC]
  • Bogdan Kobulov, Vasilii Chernyshev, and Victor Abakumov signed a joint letter requesting Hans Fritzsche and Erich Raeder to be transferred from Moscow, Russia to Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | CPC]
  • USS Bailey shifted from Manila Bay to Subic Bay. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
French Indochina
  • The two-day old revolutionary government in Laos proclaimed its independence from French rule. ww2dbase [Laos | CPC]
  • Dwight Eisenhower visited George Patton at the headquarters of the US 15th Army. Patton noted that by this time Eisenhower was much more a politician than a general. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | CPC]
  • Anton Dostler was sentenced to death in Rome, Italy. ww2dbase [Anton Dostler | Rome | CPC]
  • General Terentii Shtykov, Supreme Commander of Soviet occupation force in northern Korea, dissolved all Korean security organizations, including the volunteer police, thus disarming all groups that could be deemed anti-communist. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Newspapers in Malaya published the announcement of the planned 15 Oct 1945 establishment Malayan Union, with liberal citizenship policies that would include many who currently resided in Malaya, native ethnicities or otherwise. ww2dbase [CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS New Mexico transited the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Panama Canal | New Mexico | CPC]
  • USS Ranger departed the Panama Canal Zone bound for New Orleans, Louisiana. ww2dbase [Ranger | Cristobal | DS]
Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1945
USS Enterprise steaming in the Caribbean en route New York, United States, 12 Oct 1945USS Portland in the Panama area while en route from the Pacific combat area to the US east coast, 12 Oct 1945. Note men crowded on her decks, and the long "homeward bound" pennant flying from her mainmast.General Dwight Eisenhower at Prague Ruzyně Airport, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 12 Oct 1945USS Ranger transiting the GatĂșn Locks of the Panama Canal, 12 Oct 1945
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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