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29 Dec 1945
  • Gilmore was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) departed Manila, Philippines with a load of US servicemen. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Sergei Kruglov was named to replace Lavrentiy Beria as the head of the Soviet Internal Affairs Ministry (MVD). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Joseph Stalin dismissed Aviation Industry Commissar Aleksei Shakhurin due to the incriminating information divulged by Marshal Sergei Khudyako under torture. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet Politburo approved Lavrentiy Beria's request to be dismissed as the head of NKVD; secretly, it was done so that he could focus on his new role in leading atomic weapons research. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

29 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