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23rd August 1945

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Events On This Day

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly photo mission over Paramushiru and Shimushu.

In China. Soviet ground forces occupy Port Arthur. The port was seized by Japan from Russia in 1905.

In Moscow. Joseph Stalin announces that Soviet forces have occupied Manchuria, southern Sakhalin Island, as well as Shimushiru and Paramushiro in the Kurile Islands.

In Occupied Austria. British, American and French troops enter Vienna.

In Britain. Both Houses of Parliament ratify the United Nations Charter. Meanwhile, a United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 bomber crashes into a crowded school building in Freckelton, England, killing 76 children and the entire crew.

In the United States of America. Clarence V. Bertucci is granted a discharge from the Army and sent to a mental institution for further tests and evaluation. He is responsible for the massacre of German prisoners of war at Camp Salina, Utah on 8 July 1945.

In the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur orders the release of some 5000 Filipinos interned for security reasons.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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