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14 Dec 1945
  • Doherty was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Cummings was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • SS personnel convicted of atrocities at Belsen and other concentration camps were executed by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman was released from RAF service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • George Patton asked his wife Beatrice to prevent Walter Bedell Smith from visiting him at the hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German trawler V-6305, formerly the sunken British ship HMT Larwood, was mined off Norway. ww2dbase [HM]
  • Sergei Khudyakov was arrested. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Ancon arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • William Halsey was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York, New York, United States. 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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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal