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18 Oct 1945

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet authorities in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China denied the entry of US ships into the port. The ships were carrying Chinese troops tasked with occupying the region. The Soviet officials at Dalian directed the ships to Huludao and Yingkou further up the coast, but the US ships would encounter the same treatment. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese forces in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies surrendered to British forces. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh wrote a letter to US President Harry Truman and Chinese Chairman Chiang Kaishek, seeking support for Vietnam as an independent nation on the world stage. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • The war crimes trials in Nürnberg, Germany began. Erich Raeder and Hans Fritzsche arrived in Nürnberg under Soviet guard on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Makin Island departed Japan for San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Malaya
  • British special representative Sir Harold MacMichael met the Sultan of Johor in an attempt to persuade the sultan to support the plans for the Malayan Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • US Navy squadron VF-66, flying FR Fireball piston-jet mix-powered fighters, was decommissioned before ever seeing combat. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945