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21 Dec 1945
  • Austin was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Austin | CPC]
  • Canfield was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Canfield | CPC]
  • USS Saint Paul and Chinese landing craft LST144 collided at Shanghai, China, causing slight damage to the cruiser's bow. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Shanghai | CPC]
  • George Patton passed away from pulmonary embolism at the US Army hospital in Heidelberg, Germany as the result of an automobile accident. ww2dbase [George Patton | Heidelberg | CPC]
  • I-14 departed Guam for Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [I-14 | CPC]
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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