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30 Nov 1945
  • The US 101st Airborne Division was deactivated. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • At the Nuremberg Trials, Rudolph Heß announced that he had been faking insanity and amnesia all along. ww2dbase [Rudolf Heß | CPC]
  • Junyo was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Junyo | CPC]
  • Kitakami was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Kitakami | CPC]
  • McCall was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [McCall | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy 12th Air Fleet was officially disbanded. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Light carrier Ryuho was removed from the Japanese Navy List. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Irako was struck from the Japanese Navy List. ww2dbase [Irako | CPC]
  • Yoshijiro Umezu was placed on the reserve list. ww2dbase [Yoshijiro Umezu | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Field Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi formally surrendered to Admiral Louis Mountbatten in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. Terauchi agreed that his troops would continue to maintain order in French Indochina. A number of Japanese officers and men, fearing their fate, would slowly desert starting from this date, with some joining and fighting alongside of Viet Minh and Pathet Lao. ww2dbase [Hisaichi Terauchi | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's position with the Japanese Navy was abolished. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 153 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
United States
  • The US Naval Dry Docks, Roosevelt Base near Los Angeles, California, United States was renamed Terminal Island Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in San Francisco, California, United States with a load of US servicemen. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1945
Louis Mountbatten accepting the sword of Hisaichi Terauchi, Saigon, French Indochina, 30 Nov 1945

30 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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