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 1945

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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