Twelfth Air Force. With discontinuance of 6719th Women's Army Corps (WAC) Headquarters
Platoon, the Department, 1054th Military Police Company, Aviation, remains the
only unit still attached to Twelfth Air Force.
Japan. Occupation of Japan
officially begins as advance partially arrives in Home Islands. The 11th Airborne
Division landed at Atsugi airfield while Marines land at Yokosuka naval base.
An advance guard of 150 American technicians land at Atsugi airfield, near Yokohama.
For the first time, the Allies set foot on Japanese soil. Their arrival has been
delayed for 48 hours by the forecast of a typhoon. Meanwhile, the southern half
of Sakhalin Island is occupied by Soviet forces.
In Occupied Germany.
, and 22 others former National Socialist government officials
are indicted as war criminals. Hermann
heads the list of 24. Rudolf
, formerly deputy to Adolf
, who has been a prisoner in Britain since May 1941, is next on the
list, followed by Martin
, the secretary of the NSDAP, who disappeared from the Berlin bunker.
Others include Konstantin
, the first foreign minister to Adolf
, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen, the industrialist; Franz
, the vice chancellor in 1933-34; and, Hjalmar Schacht, who served
as the minister of finance in the National Socialist government until falling
out of favor with Adolf
In Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh announces his provisional government
for Vietnam part of French Indochina, with all the main posts held by communists.
In Burma. Japanese forces sign a formal surrender in Rangoon.
Go To: 29th August
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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