3 Sep 1945

China
  • Large crowds welcomed Chinese troops into Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Shanghai | CPC]
  • In a speech in Chongqing, China, Chiang Kaishek called for economic reconstruction, constitutional democracy, and unification. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong met with Nationalist representative (and future Minister of Foreign Affairs) Wang Shijie in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Chongqing | CPC]
French Indochina
  • A small French and Laotian military unit arrived in Vientiane, Laos. ww2dbase [Vientiane, Laos | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Segundo departed Tokyo Bay, Japan for the west coast of the United States. ww2dbase [Segundo | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • USS Portland arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas where Vice Admiral George D. Murray left the ship. ww2dbase [Portland | Guam | DS]
Philippines
  • General Tomoyuki Yamashita and Admiral Denshichi Okochi surrendered to US Army generals, among whom Jonathan Wainwright, at Camp John Hay in Baguio, Philippines Islands. The ceremony was witnessed by British General Arthur Percival. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tomoyuki Yamashita | Baguio | TH, CPC]
Singapore
  • British doctors parachuted into Singapore ahead of a Royal Navy fleet. ww2dbase [Singapore | AC]
Thailand
  • The first of the British occupation troops began to arrive in Bangkok, Thailand. ww2dbase [Bangkok | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 3 Sep 1945
Lieutenant General Yoshio Tachibana aboard USS Dunlap off Chichi Jima to surrender the Bonin Islands, 3 Sep 1945Song Meiling posing with a newspaper headlining JapanSong Meiling posing with a newspaper headlining JapanSong Meiling posing with a newspaper headlining Japan
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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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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945