24 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • After dark, an unidentified group of Vietnamese men attacked the CitĂ© HĂ©raud district in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina, killing, torturing, and raping somewhere between 100 and 300 of Europeans. Japanese troops assigned to this district failed to stop the attackers; Gurkha troops were called in to control the situation. ww2dbase [Saigon, Cochinchina | CPC]
  • Soviet operative Andrei Onishchenko and his team captured Konstantin Volkov, who was in the process of defecting to the United Kingdom, and departed Turkey for Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1945
A pile of rubble from a destroyed Buddhist Temple in Nagasaki, Japan, 24 Sep 1945

24 Sep 1945 Interactive Map

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