10 Aug 1945
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids on Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | Tokyo | DS]
  • About 50 P-47 and P-51 fighters of the US 14th Air Force attacked Japanese road and river traffic, railroads, and bridges across a large area in southeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Soviet puppet state of Mongolian People's Republic declared war on Japan, and called for Inner Mongolia to defy Chinese rule and join Mongolia. ww2dbase [Mongolia | CPC]
  • Chinese communist leaders ordered communist troops to occupy transportation hubs and major cities in China. In response, Chiang Kaishek ordered surrendered Japanese commands to secure their own areas until Nationalist troops arrived to take control. ww2dbase [CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • 70 US Army Air Forces B-29 bombers attacked the arsenal complex near Tokyo, Japan while US Navy carrier aircraft from USS Ticonderoga (Air Group 87), USS Shangri-La, and USS Yorktown struck targets on the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Ticonderoga | Shangri-La | Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Faced with the threat of more atomic bombs and the menace of the Soviets, Japan announced that it was willing to surrender provided the future status of the Emperor could be assured. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | AC]
  • Production at the Kawasaki aircraft factory at Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, Japan stopped. ww2dbase [Ki-100 | Kakamigahara, Gifu | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking six small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Caiman sank a Japanese schooner by gunfire in the southern South China Sea. ww2dbase [Caiman | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Carbonero sank two schooners and a sampan with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area. ww2dbase [Carbonero | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Boarfish arrived at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Boarfish | CPC]
  • USS Tamalpais arrived at Lauaan Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | Lauaan Bay, Leyte | DS]
  • US B-24 bombers based in the Philippine Islands struck the city of Shinchiku (now Hsinchu), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Shinchiku | CPC]
United States
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Diego bound for Mare Island Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [Shaw | San Diego, California | DS]
  • The last ship completed at by Marinship Shipbuilding, fleet oiler USS Mission Los Angeles, was delivered to the Navy. Seven other tankers had their contracts cancelled and were never laid down. Marinship closed a short time later. ww2dbase [Marinship Shipbuilding | Sausalito, California | DS]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay arrived at San Diego, California. Composite Squadron VC-93 was detached from Steamer Bay. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | San Diego, California | DS]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Segundo departed Midway Atoll for her fifth war patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kurile Islands. She was tasked to monitor Soviet activity in northern Japan. ww2dbase [Segundo | Midway Bases | Midway | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1945
Soldiers at the Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club in Paris, France displayed their copies of Paris Post special edition announcing Japanese surrender, 10 Aug 1945Soviet troops entering Dalian, China on T-34-85 medium tanks, Aug 1945Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 1945Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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