Twelfth Air Force. Twelfth Air Force is inactivated in Italy.
Air Force. Colonel Elmer J Rogers Junior assumes command of Fifteenth Air Force
until its inactivation on 15 September
In Yokohama. General MacArthur establishes the supreme allied
command at the main port of Tokyo, as the first foreigner to take charge of Japan
in 1000 years. In discussing the preparations for the formal surrender ceremony,
scheduled for 2 September 1945
he said. The surrender plan has been going splendidly. There is every indication
that the occupation will continue without bloodshed or friction. The American
occupation is continuing at a rate of 300 troop planes per day.
Philippines. The remaining Japanese troops formally surrender.
Island. The Japanese garrison surrenders to the American Admiral Francis E.M.
In the United States of America. The government of the United
States of America re-establishes diplomatic relations with Finland.
In Occupied Germany. Field Marshal Walther
and Field Marshal Erich
are arrested by Allied authorities. Meanwhile, the civilian population
is in flux. Germans who fled the bombing of their cities are going home to stake
their claim on whatever remains of their property. One in five persons in the
western zone of Germany is a refugee. There are also Germans driven out of Poland
and Silesia as well as other parts of eastern Europe.
In Moscow. The
government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics re-establishes diplomatic
relations with Finland. Go To: September
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
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