11 Aug 1945
  • USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea with her deck gun, sinking one small ship and damaging a patrol vessel. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Du Yuming arrived at Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Against the orders given by Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kaishek, Communist officer Lin Biao began marching his troops into northeastern China, ahead of Nationalists. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet and Mongolian troops captured Prince Demchugdongrub's palace and his family members at Sonid Right Banner, Chahar Province, China, but he was at Kalgan (Zhangyuan, later Zhangjiakou), Hebei Province, China. emchugdongrub's family would be taken to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Area, China and treated with respect. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Ethnic Mongolian cadets of the Manchukuo Xing'an (Postal Map: Hsingan) Province Military Academy in northeastern China rebelled and killed their Japanese instructors while on a March to Baicheng, Liaobei Province, China. They would turn north to join the Soviets. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Emperor Kangde, the royal court, and most of the ministers of the puppet nation of Manchukuo evacuated Xinjing (Changchun), Jilin Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
French Indochina
  • The Dai Viet (Nationalist Party of Greater Vietnam) held a demonstration in Hanoi, Tonkin, French Indochina in support for the Vietnamese royal government and for an independent Vietnam. In private, the Dai Viet leadership discussed the possibility of coup as they hear rumors of a Japanese surrender, but they could not come to a concensus on its execution. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • I-402 suffered a punctured fuel tank during an American air attack on Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The J9N-1 Kikka prototype jet fighter was damaged at Kisarazu Naval Airfield in Japan after a RATO-related take-off accident and the war ended before repairs could be completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale set sail for Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking three small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Carbonero sank a sampan with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • From Moscow, Russia, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman sent the full text of the declaration of war on Japan by the Soviet puppet state of Mongolian People's Republic. Harriman explained this action as Mongolia's attempt to act as a sovereign state, and warned that the Mongolian leadership seemed to have designs to occupy the Inner Mongolia and northeast (ie. Manchuria) regions of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • US Secretary of State James Byrnes rejected the Japanese surrender terms offered on the previous day, citing the refusal for any Japanese preconditions. Meanwhile, American aircraft continued conventional bombing of Japanese cities. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
  • US Secretary of State James Byrnes ordered Ambassador W. Averell Harriman in Moscow, Russia to prevent the inclusion of the Inner Mongolia region of China in the borders of an independent Mongolia. The indpendence of the Soviet puppet state of Mongolian People's Republic from China was an issue Joseph Stalin was aiming to achieve in the Sino-Soviet Friendship Treaty which was in the process of being drafted. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1945
Message from Harry Truman to Samuel Cavert in regards to the use of atomic bombs against Japan, 11 Aug 1945Admiral William Halsey aboard his flagship USS Missouri upon hearing the news that Japan offered to surrender, 11 Aug 1945.Kikka prototype jet, Kisarazu Airfield, Japan, 11 Aug 1945

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

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