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5 Nov 1945
  • Lord Gort stepped down as the High Commissioner of the British Mandate of Palestine. ww2dbase [John Vereker | CPC]
  • The first carrier landing by a jet aircraft took place on the flight deck of USS Wake Island, off San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
China
  • Du Yuming requested Chiang Kaishek for permission to use force to take Huludao or Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China from communist forces. He would receive the permission and would launch the offensive within days. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Saint Paul departed Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Tokyo | CPC]
Russia
  • Vsevolod Merkukov, Viktor Abakukov, and Sergei Kruglov concluded that of a list of 105 important German prisoners of war given to them three days prior, 85 of them could be placed on public trial for war crimes. ww2dbase [Nuremberg Trials and Other Trials Against Germany | CPC]
  • Fleet escort ship F7 was transferred to the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [F7 | CPC]
United States

5 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939