1 Jan 1946
  • Waller was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Emperor Showa of Japan renounced his divinity. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The rationing of tires in the United States ended. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Ioannis Rallis passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Rikichi Ando passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Arthur Coningham was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • China recognized Mongolia, a Soviet puppet state carved out of Chinese territory since 1924, as an independent country. ww2dbase [CPC]
Nauru
  • The 737 Nauruan forced laborers deported by the Japanese to Truk, Caroline Islands were returned to Nauru aboard the ship Trienza. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • I-14 crossed the International Date Line. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore
  • The Anglo-Thai Peace Treaty was signed in Singapore. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Arthur Harrison Graubart of the US Navy was named the commanding officer of the captured German cruiser USS IX-300 (formerly Prinz Eugen). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Gracce Hopper was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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




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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945