23 Jan 1946
  • HMS LST-412 was decommissioned and returned to the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Austria
  • Soviet SMERSH agents attempted to kidnap former German agent Richard Klaus (also known as Fritz Klatt and Max) in Austria, but the Soviets were thwarted by the Americans. The Soviets were interned overnight and were returned to the Soviet occupation zone on the following day. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • The hearing against Hans Fritzsche began in Nürnberg, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan United States
  • USS Ancon arrived at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States for deactivation work. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Jan 1946
Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor repair basin with Ford Island beyond, Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 16 to 23 Jan 1946President Harry Truman congratulating Lieutenant Donald Gary after Gary received the Medal of Honor, the White House, Washington, DC, United States, 23 Jan 1946

23 Jan 1946 Interactive Map

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




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Famous WW2 Quote
"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