1 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath again announced his rejection of the resumption of the French protectorate in Laos, calling for the United Nations to acknowledge Laotian independence. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Laos | CPC]
Hong Kong
  • British colonial secretary Franklin Gimson established a temporary government in Hong Kong. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan
  • USS Saint Paul arrived in Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Tokyo | CPC]
Malaya
  • Onn bin Ja'afar negotiated an end to Malay-Chinese fighting in northern Johor, British Malaya. ww2dbase [Johor | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Portland departed Guam en route Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, to accept the surrender of Japanese forces there. ww2dbase [Portland | Guam | DS]
Marshall Islands
  • Two US Marine Corps aircraft dropped surrender terms to the Japanese garrisons on Wotje and Maloelap Atolls in the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone Philippines
  • US Army turned the civil administration of the Philippines to President Sergio Osmeña. Press and mail censorship in the Philippines also officially ended on this date. ww2dbase [Sergio Osmeña | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The first Firebrand TF.IV aircraft, equipped with Bristol Centaurus IX engine, took its second flight. ww2dbase [Firebrand | AC]
United States

1 Sep 1945 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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