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1 Dec 1945
  • Anton Dostler passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The last Japanese resistance unit in Saipan, Mariana Islands surrendered. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Douglas Bader was promoted to the permanent rank of wing commander. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Lu Han was made the Chairman of Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US military publication Shanghai Stars and Stripes sponsored a US Army-US Navy American football game in Shanghai, China. The passenger of the pre-game rickshaw race was crowned Miss Rickshaw 1945 and Queen of the Army-Navy Game. 1,500,000 people, Americans and Chinese, turned out to join in on the overall festivities while 20,000 attended the football game. Navy defeated Army in the game, 12 to 0. ww2dbase [CPC]
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  • During this month, former German Navy cruiser Prinz Eugen was renamed USS IX 300 of the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1945
Dostler tied to a stake in preparation of his execution by a firing squad, Aversa, Italy, 1 Dec 1945DostlerOpening of the newly established ministry for demobilization, Japan, 1 Dec 1945USS Anzio at anchor in the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China, 1 Dec 1945
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1 Dec 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
"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945