1 Apr 1946
  • Commander Jack Seymour became the commanding officer of USS Charr. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • Katsuragi was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Katsuragi | CPC]
  • The US Navy conducted a mass scuttling of captured enemy warships. Twenty-one surviving giant Japanese submarines (including the infamous I-58) were among the vessels destroyed. ww2dbase [I-58 | AC]
  • Portions of the Alaska-Canadian Highway physically located in Canada were turned over to the Canadian government. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Roderick Carr was named the commanding officer of the Royal Indian Air Force. ww2dbase [Roderick Carr | CPC]
  • The Malayan Union was formed, consisting of all states in Malaya; it was a still a British colony, but it was intended to be a stepping stone to an independent state. Singapore was excluded due to its importance as a British naval base, and that the large numbers of Chinese in Singapore would further complicate ethnic tensions in Malaya. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • I-402 was scuttled 60 miles off Sasebo, Japan at 1300 hours. ww2dbase [I-402 | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1946
I-58 being prepared for scuttling, off Sasebo, Japan, 1 Apr 1946

1 Apr 1946 Interactive Map

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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