21 Sep 1945

  • Aleksandr Vadis reported to Soviet SMERSH officer Isai Babich that, between 9 Aug and 18 Sep 1945, 2,249 were arrested in northeastern China (666 Japanese military intelligence officers and agents, 569 Japanese policemen, and 552 Soviet citizens). ww2dbase [Manchurian Strategic Offensive | CPC]
  • Milton Miles arrived at his headquarters in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Mongolian separatist troops entered Rehe (now Chengde), Jehol Province, China, capturing 2,000 surrendered Japanese troops and their weapons. These Japanese troops would be brought against international agreement (which had it that these troops should be under the custody of the Chinese) and kept them as forced laborers until Oct 1947. These prisoners would participate in the building of the Government Building, Sukhbaatar Square, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, the National University of Mongolia, and others in Ulaanbaatar. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Chengde, Jehol | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Australian troops arrived in Makassar, Indonesia, accompanied by several Dutch Civil Affairs officials. ww2dbase [Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Talks between Cambodian Premier Son Ngoc Thanh and representatives from the Southern Provisional Administrative Committee of Saigon broke down despite both groups sharing stern anti-French sentiments, with the reason being Cambodia demanding provinces of Tra Vinh and Soc Trang from Cochinchina; the two provinces had been Cochinchina territory for some time, but both were heavily populated with those of Khmer ethnicity. ww2dbase [Cambodia | CPC]
  • Soviet operative Andrei Onishchenko arrived in Turkey under the guise of a diplomatic courier; he was tasked with capturing Konstantin Volkov who was in the process of defecting to the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The last Beaufighter aircraft (SR919) to be built in the United Kingdom rolled off the production line, bringing total British production to 5,526 machines. ww2dbase [Beaufighter | AC]
United States
  • USS Pollack was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Pollack | CPC]
  • Henry Stimson stepped down from his position as the United States Secretary of War. ww2dbase [Henry Stimson | Washington | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States to serve as the flagship of Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | New London, Connecticut | CPC]
  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides arrived at Staten Island, New York. ww2dbase [Silversides | Tompkinsville, New York | DS]
Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1945
Japanese ammunition being thrown into the sea, 21 Sep 1945US transports entering Tokyo Bay, Japan, 21 Sep 1945Civilians in Yokohama, Japan, 21 Sep 1945

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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