24 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • After dark, an unidentified group of Vietnamese men attacked the Cité Héraud 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 [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
  • USS Preston arrived at San Pedro, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Salmon was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Baya arrived in San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sea Robin arrived at Galveston, Texas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German test pilot Karl Bauer arrived at Wright Field in Ohio, United States. ww2dbase [CPC]
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

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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