24 Jan 1946
  • Kitty Hawk was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Kitty Hawk | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Conrad Helfrich's position as the Commander of the Armed Forces in the East (ie. Dutch East Indies) was abolished. ww2dbase [Conrad Helfrich | CPC]
United States
  • Harry Truman secretly made Sidney Souers the chief of the newly-established Central Intelligence Group in a ceremony involving black cloaks and wooden daggers. This organization was not recognized by the Pentagon nor the FBI, and it would remain active for a very short period of time as all Truman wanted out of Souers was a concise daily report on intelligence matters so that Truman could save some time. ww2dbase [Harry Truman | 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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