14 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • General Lu Han, commanding officer of Chinese occupation force in northern French Indochina, arrived in Hanoi, Tonkin by aircraft and established his headquarters at the Governor General's Palace. One of Lu's first orders was to summon Ho Chi Minh for a meeting, planning for the maintenance of peace. Fearful that the Chinese would buy up all the Vietnamese grain with over-valued Chinese currency, Ho pledged that he would ensure ample deliveries of grain to the Chinese occupation force, thus eliminating Chinese purchases. ww2dbase [Hanoi, Tonkin | CPC]
  • British Major General Douglas Gracey, tasked with taking control of southern French Indochina from the Japanese, met with French commissioner Jean CĂ©dile. He had no plans with meet with any Vietnamese political leaders. ww2dbase [Cochinchina | CPC]
  • Viet Minh forces in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina struck against the Vietnamese Trotskyist leadership, using police forces to place them under arrest. This was effectively the end of the Trotskyist influence in Vietnam. Many of the arrested would be executed. ww2dbase [Saigon, Cochinchina | CPC]
Japan Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Whale arrived at the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1945
Wainwright decorated with Medal of Honor by US President Truman 14 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2Wainwright decorated with Medal of Honor by US President Truman 14 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 2Soldiers of Australian 37/52 Infantry Battalion posing with captured Japanese Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tanks, near Lakunai airstrip and Rabaul, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 14 Sep 1945Japanese liaison party boarding destroyer USS Cummings as part of the occupation process at Higashi Harbor, Haha Jima, Bonin Islands, 14 Sep 1945. Note Diahatsu landing craft with white flag.
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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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