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  1. Sunday, September 2, 1945 Between December 7, 1941, and September 2, 1945, the Unites States sent 16,353,639 soldiers (men and women, of all services) to war. Of those, 407,316 were killed or listed as missing. Another 671,846 were wounded. Between 1939 and September 2, 1945, the British Empire and Commonwealth sent 17,843,000 soldiers (men and women, of all services) to war and lost 580,407, with another 475,000 wounded. Combined, Germany and Japan sent 26.6 million troops to war. They lost nearly 7,655,000, with almost 6,130,000 wounded. Worldwide, total deaths (militar
  2. Sunday, September 2, 1945 Central Pacific Area US Navy Task Force 33, commanded by Rear Admiral John Hall, lands army forces at Yokohama. The Japanese surrender the Palau Islands, in a ceremony on board the destroyer escort USS Amick (DE-168). The Japanese surrender Truk Atoll, in ceremony on board the heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA-33). The Japanese surrender Pagan Island, in the northern Marianas, on board the destroyer USS Rhind (DD-404). The Japanese surrender Rota, in the Marianas, in ceremony on board the destroyer escort USS Heyliger (DE-510). The Japane
  3. Saturday, September 1, 1945 Southwest Pacific Area The 13th Air Force moves the 371st and 372nd Bomb Squadrons (Heavy), of the 307th Bomb Group (Heavy), with B-24s, from Morotai Island to Luzon. Central Pacific Area Two civilian internment camps are located in the Tokyo area. Internees are evacuated on the hospital ship USS Benevolence (AH-13).
  4. Friday, August 31, 1945 European Theater The VIII Fighter Command sends a detachment of the 369th and 423rd Bomb Squadrons (Heavy), of the 306th Bomb Group (Heavy), with B-17s, from England to operate from France, to photo-map Europe and Africa. Mediterranean Theater Colonel Elmer Rogers, Jr., assumes command of the 15th Air Force, until it's inactivation on September 15. Mediterranean Theater, Italian Campaign The 12th Air Force is inactivated in Italy. Southwest Pacific Area The Liberty ship SS Joseph Carrigan is damaged by a mine in Brunei Bay, Borneo. Centra
  5. Thursday, August 30, 1945 Japanese Home Front The occupation of Japan in force is begun by US forces. The 11th Airborne Division is flown to Atsugi Airfield, and the 4th Marines, of the 6th Marine Division, lands at Yokosuka Naval Base. Hong Kong British naval forces reoccupy the British colony of Hong Kong. India – Burma Theater (Burma) The 10th Air Force moves the 1st Combat Cargo Group from Burma to China. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force relocates the 159th Liaison Squadron (Commando), of the 3rd Air Commando Group, which is attached to the 5th Air Liaison
  6. Wednesday, August 29, 1945 Southwest Pacific Area The Japanese garrisons on Halmahera and Morotai surrender. Central Pacific Area The 68th Army Airways Communications System (AACS) Group, of the 7th AACS Wing, commanded by Colonel Gordon Blake, loses no time in getting their operations into full swing and the Atsugi control tower is completed. Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet, arrives in Tokyo Bay, on board a PB2Y, and breaks his flag on the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57). The submarine USS Segundo (SS-398) encounters Japanese submarine I-4
  7. Tuesday, August 28, 1945 Japanese Home Front The occupation of Japan, delayed 48 hours by a typhoon, begins as the advance party arrives. Mediterranean Theater, Italian Campaign With the discontinuance of the 6719th Women Army Air Corps (WAC) Headquarters Platoon, the detachment of the 1054th Military Police Company, Aviation, remains the only unit still attached to the 12th Air Force. India – Burma Theater (Burma) The 10th Air Force relocates the 443rd Troop Carrier Group from India to China. Central Pacific Area The occupation of Japan officially begins as an advance
  8. Monday, August 27, 1945 Southwest Pacific Area The 13th Air Force moves the headquarters of the XIII Bomber Command from Morotai Island to Luzon. The 5th Air Force moves the 67th Troop Carrier Squadron, of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group, with C-46s, from Luzon to Iwo Jima. Central Pacific Area B-29s begin supplying prisoners-of-war and internee camps in Japan, China, and Korea with medical supplies, food, and clothing. The first supply drop, to the Weihsien Camp near Peking, China, is followed by a concentrated effort of 900 sorties in a period of less than a month. 4,470 ton
  9. Sunday, August 26, 1945 European Theater The 1st Bomb Wing (Heavy), the 14th Bomb Wing (Heavy), the 487th Bomb Group (Heavy), and the 490th Bomb Group (Heavy) all begin moving from England to the US. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force moves the 70th Troop Carrier Squadron, of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group, with C-46s, from Luzon to Iwo Jima.
  10. Saturday, August 25, 1945 European Theater The 2nd Bomb Wing (Heavy) begins a movement from England to the US. India – Burma Theater (Burma) The 10th Air Force relocates the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, of the 1st Combat Cargo Group, from Burma to China, and the 4th Combat Cargo Squadrons, of the 1st Combat Cargo Group, from India to China. Both squadrons fly C-47s. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force moves the 68th Troop Carrier Squadron, with C-46s, and the 69th Troop Carrier Squadron, with C-47s, both of the 433rd Troop Carrier Group, from Luzon to Iwo Jima. Cent
  11. Friday, August 24, 1945 European Theater, Western Europe The 425th Night Pursuit Squadron begins moving from France to the US. India – Burma Theater (Burma) The 10th Air Force moves the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, of the 443rd Troop Carrier Group, from India to China, with C-47s. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force moves the 317th Troop Carrier Group, from Luzon to Okinawa. North Pacific Area 11th Air Force B-24s try to photograph the Soviet occupation of the Kurile Islands, but are impeded by clouds. Alaska Theater The Liberty ships SS Jonathan Harringt
  12. Thursday, August 23, 1945 European Theater, Western Europe The 33rd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, of the 363rd Reconnaissance Group, begins a movement from Germany to the US. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force moves the 310th Bomb Wing(Medium) from Mindoro to Luzon. Central Pacific Area Planes from US Navy Task Group 38.4, commanded by Rear Admiral Arthur Radford, search for Japanese shipping between Hachijo Jima and the Bonin Islands. Such movement would have been contrary to surrender instructions, but the searching aircraft report no violations. No
  13. Wednesday, August 22, 1945 European Theater, Western Europe The 9th Air Division relocates the 365th Fighter Group from France to Belgium. Southwest Pacific Area The 311th Troop Carrier Squadron, of the US Army Forces, Middle Pacific, and the 316th Troop Carrier Squadron, of the 7th Air Force, both flying C-47s, arrive in Okinawa from Hawaii. Central Pacific Area Captain Harold B. Grow, Atoll Commander, Majuro, accepts the surrender of Mille Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, on board the destroyer escort USS Levy (DE-162). Millie Atoll is the first Japanese garrison to capitu
  14. Tuesday, August 21, 1945 Central Pacific Area Two Chinese junks, commanded by Lieutenant Livingston Swentzel Jr., USNR, manned by seven Americans and 20 Chinese guerrillas, are attacked by a Japanese junk, with a crew of 83 men, while en route from Haimen to Shanghai, China. In a 45 minute action, the Chinese craft, directed by Lieutenant Swentzel, engage the enemy with bazookas, machine guns, and grenades. Upon boarding the Japanese craft, the Allied force finds 45 dead and 35 wounded. The victory has been achieved at the cost of four Chinese killed, with one American and five Chine
  15. Monday, August 20, 1945 European Theater The VIII Fighter Command sends a detachment of the 367th Bomb Squadron (Heavy), of the 306th Bomb Group (Heavy), with B-17s, from England to operate from the Azores, to photo-map Africa. European Theater, Western Europe The 19th Reconnaissance Squadron (Long Range, Photographic), of the Army Air Force’s 311th Reconnaissance Wing, and attached to the 9th Air Division, moves from England to Italy, with F-9s. The squadron is photo-mapping Europe. Southwest Pacific Area The 5th Air Force moves the 2nd Combat Cargo Group from Leyte to Ok
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