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31 Dec 1946
  • US President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in WW2. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Franz von Epp passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The Manhattan Project was brought to a close. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US War Department announced that the Wakeman Hospital at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States would be declared surplus by the end of 1946. In the evening on the same day, Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates announced that the state would take over the hospital as a mental hospital. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945