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1 Nov 1945
  • Hamilton was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine S-31 was struck from the US Naval Vessels Register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Intelligence reported that Adolf Hitler most likely committed suicide on 30 Apr 1945 in Berlin, Germany after marrying Eva Braun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Burma
  • Governor Reginald Dorman-Smith of Burma formed an Executive Council that excluded the participation of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League (AFPFL); he had only excluded Burmese leaders who he deemed as loyal to the British Empire. Feeling betrayed, Aung Sang and the AFPFL began planning for an armed struggle for independence. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Socialists in Indonesia established their political party. Although against the law, their leaders Sutan Sjahrir, Amir Sjarifuddin, and others were already on the verge of maneuvering Vice President Mohammad Hatta to allow such a formation. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • President Sukarno of Indonesia arrived at Semarang, Java, Indonesia and traveled through Magelang and Yogyakarta, successful in brokering a temporary ceasefire between Communist fighters and European forces. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Indonesia, the Socialist Party (Parsi), under Amir Sjarifuddin, was founded. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • I-14, under the command of US Navy Commander John S. McCain, Jr., departed Yokosuka, Japan for Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Proteus departed Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • This date was the scheduled launch day for Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu, Japan, which never took place. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Vice Admiral Yoshiharu Kobayashi stepped down as the last commanding officer of Maizuru Naval Arsenal in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was transferred to the reserves. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Constitutional Problems Investigations Committee was given exclusive authority over issues regarding the revision of the Japanese Constitution. ww2dbase [CPC]
Netherlands
  • Information about the secret meeting held between Dutch Lieutenant Governor General H. J. van Mook and Indonesian leader Sukarno leaked. The Council of Ministers in The Hague, Netherlands immediately announced that the Dutch government did not approve of the resolutions concluded in the secret meeting. On the same day, Prime Minister Willem Schermerhorn and Minister Johann Logemann flew to London, England, United Kingdom to personally request Queen Wilhelmina to dismiss van Mook; the queen would reject the request. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS San Diego entered drydock No. 2 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Marblehead was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Navy approved the swept-wing design element for the new XP-86 jet fighter. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell was attached to the War Equipment Board in Washington, DC, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1945
Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, 1 Nov 1945Approximate path of Japanese convoy toward Saipan, Mariana Islands which was attacked by American submarines on 6 Jun 1944; appendix A of Commander Tadao KuwaharaJapanese convoy formation when attacked by American aircraft off Indochina coast, 12 Jan 1945; appendix B of Commander Tadao KuwaharaDiagram showing attacks on Japanese transports during Battle of Midway, 3-4 Jun 1942; Annex A of Toyama
See all photos dated 1 Nov 1945

1 Nov 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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Winston Churchill, 1935