15 Oct 1945
  • Pierre Laval was executed for treason. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US Army ship FS-390 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Du Yuming arrived at Chongqing, China, where Chiang told him that Du was to become the scapegoat for the removal of General Long Yun; Chiang would later award him with higher positions for taking on this responsibility. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The Hadamar trial against the staff of the Hadamar Euthanasia Center in western Germany ended. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the commanding officer of 10th Army in Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Yokosuka Naval Arsenal in Japan was abolished in name, but the facilities would continue to operate under the control of the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Maria Smirnova retired from the Soviet Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yevdokia Bershanskaya retired from the Soviet Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Iowa arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wisconsin arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Puffer arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama arrived at San Francisco, California, United States at about 1200 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1945
Battleship Colorado arriving at San Francisco, California, United States, 15 Oct 1945Route traveled by the Japanese fleet for Battle of Midway, plate 13-1 of Captain Yasuji WatanabeAction chart of Battle of Midway, plate 13-2 of Captain Yasuji WatanabeJapanese-American Shuichi Yamamoto shaking hands with camp director James Lindley as Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado, United States closed down, 15 Oct 1945

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

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