15 May 1946

Dutch East Indies
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies and embarked Japanese personnel. She departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Menado, Celebes | CPC]
  • Horst Wessel was commissioned into the US Coast Guard in Bremerhaven, Germany under the new name Eagle, with Captain Gordon McGowan in command. ww2dbase [Horst Wessel | Bremerhaven, Weser-Ems | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 May 1946
Mitscher in cockpit on board USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 15 May 1946Navy Bureau of Ordnance diagram showing a VT fuze’s area of radio sensitivity and comparative blast zone for shell fragments.Cutaway of the electrical energizer for the VT proximity fuze developed by the National Carbon Corporation, from a 1946 Bureau of Ordnance publication.

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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