10 Sep 1945

Australian New Guinea
  • The Allied re-occupation of Rabaul, New Britain officially began. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Leaders of ethnic Mongolians met in Sonid, Suiyuan Province, in the Inner Mongolia region of China, and declared the People's Republic of South Mongolia. The newly declared government immediately sent a letter to Soviet Army Headquarters in Moscow, Russia, expressing wishes for Inner Mongolia to be merged with Outer Mongolia. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • President Sukarno of Indonesia declared the end of Japanese authority in Indonesia, but Japanese officials stated that they would only turn over authority to the Allies and not the newly founded republic. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Otto Skorzeny was transferred from Wiesbaden, Germany to Nuremberg, Germany; he traveled by aircraft with other top former German leaders. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Manta arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • USS New Mexico departed Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa, Japan with several hundred servicemen onboard for transport back to the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru departed Maizuru, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Malaya
  • British troops began advancing up the Malay peninsula toward Kuala Lumpur. ww2dbase [CPC]
North Borneo
  • Japanese forces surrendered on the island of Labuan, British North Borneo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Norway
  • In Oslo, Norway, Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • Sergei Kartashov reported to Victor Abakumov, giving recommendation on how SMERSH could control the proceedings at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 1945
Lieutenant General Masao Baba en route to the official surrender ceremony, Labuan, Borneo, 10 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 3Lieutenant General Masao Baba en route to the official surrender ceremony, Labuan, Borneo, 10 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 3Lieutenant General Masao Baba en route to the official surrender ceremony, Labuan, Borneo, 10 Sep 1945, photo 3 of 3USS Manta arriving at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Sep 1945
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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