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27th August 1945

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Events On This Day

Thirteenth Air Force. XIII Bomber Command moves from Morotai to Clark Field.

Twentieth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber's begin supplying prisoners of war and internee camps in Japan, China, and Korea with medical supplies, food, and clothing. The first supply drop to Weihsien Camp near Peking is followed by a concentrated effort of 900 sorties in a period of less than a month. 4,470 tons of supplies are dropped to about 63,500 prisoners in 154 camps.

In Japan. The Allied fleets anchor in Sagami (Tokyo) Bay within sight of Mount Fujiyama. Admiral William Halsey, commander of the United States 3rd Fleet, is present for what is probably the greatest display of naval might in history. The armada includes 23 aircraft carriers, 12 battleships, 26 cruisers, 116 destroyers and escorts, 12 submarines and 185 other vessels. In addition to the American and British ships, there are ships from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands represented.

In Burma. Contact has been established with the Japanese troops in the Sittang valley and they now await specific surrender instructions.

In the Bismark Archipelago. An armed truce has been declared throughout New Britain.

In New Guinea. An armed truce has been declared.

In the Solomon Islands. Isolated Japanese garrisons are reported to be unaware of the ceasefire.

And the United States of America. President Truman says that the situation in the Pacific continues to have many elements of danger and urges Congress to continue conscription for a further two years.

In Occupied Germany. Major General Eric Nares arrives in Berlin to take over command of the British troops and to act as the British representative on the Allied Control Commission in succession to Major General Lewis Owen Lyne.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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