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1 Jan 1948
  • Nymphe was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The nationalised British Rail came into existence. ww2dbase [AC]
2 Jan 1948

Guam
3 Jan 1948
  • The former King Mihai I of Romania was exiled out of the country. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 2nd Royal Berkshires departs Rangoon, Burma, on HMS Scythia as the last British battalion to leave the country that so many had died to liberate. ww2dbase [AC]
Romania
  • Irina Burnaia fled out of Romania for Lebanon. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jan 1948
  • Burma gained independence from the United Kingdom but, unlike most other former colonies, declined to become a member of the Commonwealth. ww2dbase [CPC]
6 Jan 1948

Japan
  • USS Sterlet arrived at Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
10 Jan 1948

Japan
  • USS Sterlet departed Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Jan 1948
  • Bruce Fraser was awarded the Grand Cross of the Norwegian Order of St. Olav. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Jan 1948
  • Julius Adler was promoted to the rank of major general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jan 1948
  • Erich Mußfeldt was executed by hanging in Poland for crimes committed during his tenure at Majdanek and Auschwitz Concentration Camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Portugal
  • Arthur Coningham departed Lisbon, Portugal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jan 1948
  • Arthur Coningham departed Santa Maria, Azores. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jan 1948
  • Indian political leader Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic in New Dehli, India. ww2dbase [AC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The Avro 688 Tudor Mark IV aircarft which Arthur Coningham traveled aboard disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle some time between 0304 hours and 0350 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1948
  • Vittorio Veneto was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Feb 1948
  • Ceylon was granted independence with Dominion status. ww2dbase [AC]
5 Feb 1948
  • Johannes Blaskowitz passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Feb 1948

United Kingdom
  • Bruce Fraser was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1948
General Dwight Eisenhower swearing General Omar Bradley into office as Chief of Staff of the US Army, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1948, photo 1 of 3; note US President Harry Truman and Secretary of Army Kenneth Royall in backgroundUS President Harry Truman awarding General Dwight Eisenhower the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Service Medal, Pentagon, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1948, photo 1 of 2US President Harry Truman awarding General Dwight Eisenhower the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Service Medal, Pentagon, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1948, photo 2 of 2US President Harry Truman, General Dwight Eisenhower, and General Omar Bradley at the Pentagon building moment after Bradley had been sworn in as the Chief of Staff of the US Army, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1948
See all photos dated 7 Feb 1948
10 Feb 1948
  • USS Baya was recommissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1948
Commander Mason and other officers at the commissioning ceremony of USS Baya, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Feb 1948
11 Feb 1948

Japan
  • Prince Takahito's son Prince Yoshihito was born. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Feb 1948
Joint Research and Development Board meeting, 11 Feb 1948
13 Feb 1948

China
  • Gao Youxin was killed after accidentally falling onto train tracks in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Feb 1948
  • Eighty-year-old Imam Yahya, the ruler of Yemen, was assassinated. During the war Imam Yahya had been courted by Adolf Hitler and received presents from him, but had turned down a treaty with Germany and maintained a policy of neutrality. His son and successor, Imam Ahmed, moving quickly to despatch thirty of his father's conspirators by having them publicly beheaded by a large grinning slave in the square at Hajjah. Ahmed would begin his reign by publicly blaming Britain for his father's death; claiming that dissident groups like "The Free Yemini" movement were sponsored by the British administration in Aden. ww2dbase [AC]
19 Feb 1948

China
  • The C-0102 transport aircraft took its first flight over Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Feb 1948

United States
  • USS Boarfish departed Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
22 Feb 1948

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was given the medal commemorating "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Feb 1948

United States
  • USS Brill departed San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Feb 1948
  • A communist government took power in Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS Randolph was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
1 Mar 1948
  • Valiant was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Renown was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Mar 1948

Photo(s) dated 3 Mar 1948
USS Chub departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Mar 1948
5 Mar 1948
  • The Curtiss Model 29A (or XF-87 Blackhawk) two-seat all-weather interceptor powered by four Westinghouse XJ34 turbojets took the first flight. ww2dbase [AC]
10 Mar 1948
  • USS Missouri completed her scheduled overhaul at New York Naval Shipyard in New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Mar 1948
  • 30 Japanese officers, doctors, and a female nurse were tried by the Allied war crimes tribunal for human experimentation in China. 23 of them would later be found guilty, with 5 sentenced to death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Mar 1948
  • Fieberling was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Mar 1948

United States
  • USS Brill arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Mar 1948

Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1948
Clearing rubble in front of the Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany, 18 Mar 1948
19 Mar 1948
  • Queen Elizabeth was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Valiant was sold for scrap while at Devonport, Devon, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Mar 1948

United Kingdom
  • Rodney began to be scrapped at Inverkeithing, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Mar 1948

Hawaii
  • USS Bugara arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
31 Mar 1948
  • The United States Congress voted for the funding for the Marshall Plan. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS Barbero was activated as an experimental cargo submarine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The former Japanese Navy landing ship No. 147 was scrapped in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Apr 1948

United States
  • Benjamin Kelsey was promoted to the rank of colonel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Apr 1948
  • The trial against Albert Forster began at Gdansk, Poland by the Polish Supreme National Tribunal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Apr 1948

Photo(s) dated 7 Apr 1948
M8 on parade in the United States, 7 Apr 1948
8 Apr 1948

United States
  • USS Whale arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States by tow. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Apr 1948
  • Starting on this date and lasting through the following month, the United States test detonated three nuclear weapons at Eniwetak, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
17 Apr 1948
18 Apr 1948
20 Apr 1948
  • Mitsumasa Yonai passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Apr 1948
  • The battleship USS Texas (BB-35) was taken over by the State of Texas to be preserved as a memorial in a specially-dredged canal in San Jacinto State Park, Texas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
23 Apr 1948
  • ShCh-307 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1948
USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Yorktown, USS Lexington, USS Bunker Hill, and and USS Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States, 23 Apr 1948; note several battleships in background at left
28 Apr 1948
  • ShCh-307 was converted to a floating charging station with the new designation PZS-5. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Apr 1948
  • The trial against Albert Forster ended. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1948
  • Former Japanese destroyer Yukikaze was commissioned into the Navy of the Republic of China as Tang Yan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 May 1948
  • The town of Ota in Gunma Prefecture, Japan gained city status. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 May 1948

United States
  • USS Chub departed New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 May 1948
  • VF-17 became the first US Navy squadron to be qualified to fly jets from an aircraft carrier. Three days of operations aboard the USS Saipan saw the squadron's pilots checked out on a minimum of eight take-offs and landings each. ww2dbase [AC]
Russia
  • German prisoner of war Georg Jantschi made a unsuccessful suicide attempt while in Soviet captivity at the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Curtiss XP-87 Blackhawk prototype jet fighter took its first flight. ww2dbase [CPC]
8 May 1948
  • Former Burmese Prime Minister U Saw was hanged in Insein prison near Rangoon, Burma after his conviction for being complicit in the assassination of General Aung San. ww2dbase [AC]
11 May 1948
  • USS Chub arrived at Izmir, Turkey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 May 1948
  • Chen Cheng was relieved from all of his military positions including his position as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 May 1948
  • The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, also known as the Israeli Independence War, began. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 May 1948
US President Harry Truman with Lou Holland and children of Youth Safety Club of Kansas City in the Oval Office, White House, Washington DC, United States, 14 May 1948
15 May 1948

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1948
Egyptian Spitfire fighter shot down during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War/Israeli War of Independence, near Tel Aviv, 15 May 1948
16 May 1948
  • Zhao Chengshou surrendered to the Chinese Communist forces at Jinzhong, Shanxi, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 May 1948
Chiang Kaishek at the Chiang ancestral grave, Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China, 16 May 1948, photo 1 of 2Chiang Kaishek at the Chiang ancestral grave, Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China, 16 May 1948, photo 2 of 2
18 May 1948

Russia
  • Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic leaders ordered all non-Russian-language village names in Krym (Crimea), Russia to be given Russian-language names. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 May 1948

China
  • Chiang Kaishek stepped down as the Chairman of the Nationalist Government and became the first Chinese president under the new Constitution of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 May 1948
Chiang inaugurated as the President of the Republic of China, 20 May 1948
22 May 1948

Greece
  • Georgios Tsolakoglou passed away from leukemia while in captivity in Athens, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 May 1948
  • USS Chub was decommissioned from service at Izmir, Turkey and was transferred to the Turkish Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Brill was decommissioned from service and was transferred to Turkey, which commissioned her as submarine Inönü. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Turkey
  • USS Boarfish was decommissioned from service at Izmir, Turkey and was struck from the US Navy Register. On the same day, she was transferred to Turkey and was recommissioned under the new name of Sakarya (S-332). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 May 1948
  • Submarine Gür was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 May 1948

Germany
  • Theodor Morell passed away in a hospital in Tegernsee, Bavaria, West Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 May 1948
  • Submarine Chub was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Brill, now Turkish submarine Inönü, was struck from the US naval register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 May 1948

Photo(s) dated 30 May 1948
N. Gopalaswami Aiyangar, Vappala Pangunni Menon, and Louis Mountbatten, 30 May 1948
31 May 1948

China
  • He Yingqin was transferred from the Office of the President of the Republic of China to the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jun 1948
  • Littorio was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 Jun 1948

China
  • He Yingqin was named the Minister of Defense. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Newfoundland
  • Newfoundland held a referendum to determine its future as an independent dominion, as a British colony, or as a part of Canada; the results were inconclusive. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Jun 1948

South Africa
  • Jan Smuts stepped down as the Prime Minister of South Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Jun 1948

Photo(s) dated 5 Jun 1948
King George VI of the United Kingdom with his daughter and future queen, Princess Elizabeth, arriving at the Derby, Epsom Downs, England, United Kingdom, June 5, 1948.
8 Jun 1948

Germany
  • General Lucious Clay, US military governor of Germany, reduced Josias' life imprisonment term to 12 years. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ilse Koch's life sentence was reduced to four years. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Jun 1948

China
  • Xiao Yisu was named Deputy Minister of Defense. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Sybil Kathigasu passed away in the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jun 1948

Kazakhstan
  • Bauyrzhan Momyshuly was appointed by the Council of Minister of Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic as the chief of the Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Armed Forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Jun 1948
  • The trial by the Supreme National Tribunal against Josef Bühler began in Kraków, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Jun 1948

China
  • Sun Du became the chairman of Rehe Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
23 Jun 1948

Photo(s) dated 23 Jun 1948
Northrop P-61B Black Widow night fighter with the 317th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) flies above the San Francisco fog over Sausalito, California, United States, Jun 23, 1948.
24 Jun 1948

Germany
  • In Germany, the Berlin Blockade began. ww2dbase [CPC]
Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the sixth time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Jun 1948

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort requested the high school he dropped out of back in 1918 to grant him a diploma based on Rochefort's cryptanalysis and language work in the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jun 1948

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was granted a diploma by the high school he dropped out of in 1918. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Jun 1948
  • Ira Eaker was given the rank of lieutenant general in the retired list of the newly established United States Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • George Brett was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general while on the retired list. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jul 1948
  • Wisconsin was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • In Germany, the Berlin Air Lift began. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Jul 1948

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 1948
MacArthur saluted as he reviewed the American Independence Day parade at the Emperor
5 Jul 1948
  • The trial against Josef Bühler ended. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The National Health Service (NHS) was established in the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
7 Jul 1948

United States
  • Sable was sold to H. H. Buncher Company for scrapping. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
10 Jul 1948
  • Josef Bühler was found guilty of crimes against humanity by the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland and was sentenced to death. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jul 1948
  • US General John Joseph Pershing died at the age of 88, honoured by most of the European nations as well as his own. His body rests at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [AC]
22 Jul 1948

Newfoundland
  • A referendum in Newfoundland showed 52% of the population in favor of a union with Canada. ww2dbase [CPC]
24 Jul 1948

Korea
  • Rhee Syngman was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Korea at the General Government Building in Seoul, Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Jul 1948
  • Otto Skorzeny revealed to fellow prisoners that he was planning on escaping. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Jul 1948
28 Jul 1948
  • Otto Skorzeny escaped from captivity. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Jul 1948
  • The upgraded M26 Pershing medium tanks were redesignated M26E2 Patton (later again redesignated M46). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Great Britain the Criminal Justice Act abolished Penal Servitude, Hard Labour, Prison Divisions and Whipping as a form of corporal punishment (except in the case of mutiny, incitement to mutiny or treason). ww2dbase [AC]
31 Jul 1948
  • The battleship USS Nevada, having survived both sinking at Pearl Harbor and the Bikini Atoll atom bomb test, was finally destroyed as a target off US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • German industrialist Alfried Krupp was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and the confiscation of his wealth. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Aug 1948
  • Dong Zhao was relieved of his duty as the commander of the 1st Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Aug 1948
  • Captain Wells Field was named the commanding officer of USS Saint Paul. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Aug 1948

Russia
  • First flight of the Ilyushin Il-28, the Soviet Union's first jet powered bomber. It would be in frontline service within two years. ww2dbase [AC]
11 Aug 1948
  • Submarine Skipjack was sunk as a target off southern California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Valiant departed Devonport, England, United Kingdom for the Arnott Young ship breakers at Cairnryan, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Aug 1948

United States
  • Chinese Ambassador to the United States V. K. "Wellington" Koo met with US Secretary of State George Marshall, urging him to accelerate the schedule for the delivery of military aid to Chinese Nationalists in the war against the Communists. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Aug 1948
  • Josef Bühler was executed by hanging in Kraków, Poland at 1949 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
24 Aug 1948

Hawaii
  • USS Bugara arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
28 Aug 1948

Russia
3 Sep 1948
6 Sep 1948

United Kingdom
  • A De Havilland DH 108 research aircraft exceeded Mach 1 in a dive to become the first supersonic British aircraft. ww2dbase [AC]
11 Sep 1948

United States
  • USS Whale arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Sep 1948
  • Submarine Skipjack was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Sep 1948
  • Folke Bernadotte was killed by a radical Israeli gunman in Jerusalem of the newly-formed nation of Israel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
South Africa
  • Jan Smuts was named the Colonel-in-chief of the Regiment Westelike Provinsie of South Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
18 Sep 1948

United States
  • USS Sterlet was decommissioned from service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
21 Sep 1948

Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1948
USS Barbero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Port side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Starboard side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Stern view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948
24 Sep 1948
  • Mildred Gillars, known to the Americans as "Axis Sally", pled innocent to charges of treason. ww2dbase [CPC]
29 Sep 1948

United States
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo received a cable from US President Harry Truman expressing US support for China, which had just suffered a major defeat at the hands of the communists during the Chinese Civil War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Oct 1948

Japan
  • The incomplete landing ship No. 175 was scrapped. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Oct 1948

Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1948
Harry Truman with his wife Bess and daughter Margaret waving from the train during the 1948 Presidential campaign, somewhere in the United States, 2 Oct 1948
13 Oct 1948

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1948
American submarine USS Icefish as a member of the Reserve Fleet at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948; other submarines shown were Jallao, Trepang, Spot, SticklebackSubmarines Dragonet, Spadefish, and others at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948
15 Oct 1948

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida became the 48th Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Oct 1948

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
18 Oct 1948

Germany
  • Walther von Brauchitsch passed away in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • US Air Force cancelled orders for F-87A and RF-87A jet fighters. This would directly lead to Curtiss exiting the combat aircraft business. ww2dbase [CPC]
27 Oct 1948

Germany
  • Georg von Küchler was given a 20-year prison sentence for atrocities committed against captured Soviet partisan fighters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Oct 1948
  • The High Command Trial (The United States of America vs. Wilhelm von Leeb, et al) ended in Nuremberg. 13 generals and 1 admiral of the German military were tried, many of them were found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Nov 1948

China
  • Chinese communist forces captured Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
3 Nov 1948

Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1948
Truman holding a copy of Chicago Tribune that mistakenly anticipated his defeat in the 1948 election by Thomas Dewey, Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 3 Nov 1948, photo 1 of 2Truman holding a copy of Chicago Tribune that mistakenly anticipated his defeat in the 1948 election by Thomas Dewey, Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 3 Nov 1948, photo 2 of 2
8 Nov 1948

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
9 Nov 1948

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1948
Pensacola in Puget Sound, en route for disposal as target, 9 Nov 1948
10 Nov 1948

China
  • Du Yuming was assigned to the Xuzhou Anti-Communist Command based in Jiangsu Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Nov 1948

United States
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo met with US Secretary of State Robert Lovett, seeking direct military aid for the Chinese Nationalists in the Chinese Civil War. Lovett rejected Koo's request. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Nov 1948
  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo was sentenced to death by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Tokyo war crimes trials ended with eight war criminals sentenced to death and seventeen others to periods of imprisonment. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Yoshijiro Umezu was found guilty of waging a war of aggression and was given a life sentence. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1948
Hideki Tojo receiving his death sentence, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948Former Prime Minister Koki Hirota listening to Sir William Webb of Australia sentencing him to death at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Ichigaya Court, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948
14 Nov 1948

United Kingdom
  • Prince Charles (later Prince of Wales) was born at Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
15 Nov 1948

Canada
  • French-Canadian politician Louis St. Laurent was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Canada. ww2dbase [AC]
17 Nov 1948
  • The nationalised British Steel Industry was established in the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
18 Nov 1948

Japan
  • Iwane Matsui was sentenced to death by hanging. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Nov 1948

United States
  • USS Blackfin was decommissioned from service at Mare Island Navy Yard in California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1948
Decommissioning of USS Blackfin, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 19 Nov 1948
28 Nov 1948
  • USS Gar arrived at Cleveland, Ohio, United States to serve as a training submarine for the 4th Naval District. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1948
Japanese Daihatsu-class landing craft being used to transport cattle by Javanese, 28 Nov 1948Javanese natives operating Japanese-built Daihatsu-class landing craft, 28 Nov 1948
1 Dec 1948

Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1948
Canadian Ford CMP truck in post-war service as an ambulance in Poerworedjo, Java (now Purworejo), 1 Dec 1948.
4 Dec 1948
  • USS Bergall began a tour of the Far East. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
17 Dec 1948

Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1948
F4U-4 Corsair fighters of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-212 in flight over Wright Memorial, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States, 17 Dec 1948; seen in Feb 1949 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation News
21 Dec 1948

China
  • He Yingqin stepped down from his position as the Minister of Defense. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Dec 1948

China
  • He Yingqin was detached from the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Dec 1948
The last signatures of (right to left) Kenji Doihara, Iwane Matsui, Hideki Tojo, and Akira Muto shortly before their executions, 22 Dec 1948
23 Dec 1948

Japan
  • Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East were executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hideki Tojo was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Akira Muto was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Koki Hirota was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kenji Doihara was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Seishiro Itagaki was executed by hanging at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Iwane Matsui was executed by hanging at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Dec 1948

China
  • Du Yuming was named a war criminal by communist leader Mao Zedong. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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