18 Sep 1945
  • HMCS Micmac (R10) was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander R. L. Hennessy in command. ww2dbase [AC]
Dutch East Indies
  • British personnel were parachuted over Magelang, Java and over Sumatra in Indonesia; they were tasked with locating and rescuing prisoners of war. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur established his headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • US President Harry Truman noted that the removal of all Japanese elements in Korea, and thus Korean independence, would "require time and patience". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1945
Captured A6M5 Model 52 Zero fighters and one Ki-46 reconnaissance aircraft at the RNZAF airfield at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain, 18 Sep 1945A former internee looking at a building of the Stanley Interment Camp, Hong Kong, 18 Sep 1945Recently freed internees of Stanley Internment Camp receiving tickets for their trip to Europe, Hong Kong, 18 Sep 1945Recently freed internees of Stanley Internment Camp boarding lorries which would take them to ships for their trips to Europe, Hong Kong, 18 Sep 1945
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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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