30 Sep 1945

  • US Marines landed in Tanggu, Tianjin, China and began to move toward Beiping. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Chenggong Airfield in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China ceased operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chengdu Airfield in Sichuan Province, China was closed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Du Yuming gave the order to launch a surprise attack against General Long Yun in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, forcing Long to flee to the high ground at Wuhua Mountain, where he would soon surrender. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Milton Miles was officially relieved of his command of the US Navy Naval Group China, and his rank was reverted to the peace time rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • I-401's crew was disbanded by the Americans. All officers and men went back into the civilian population, including the few who had committed war crimes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • A captured Me 262 jet fighter flew over Freeman Field in Indiana, United States with test pilot Harold Watson in the cockpit. The flight was observed by German test pilot Karl Bauer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Camp Aliceville in Aliceville, Alabama, United States ceased operations. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1945
Chiang Kaishek and Mao Zedong celebrated the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Chongqing, China, Sep 1945Japanese-American soldiers marching in the V-J Day parade, Livorno, Italy, Sep 1945Japanese Type 97 Te-Ke tankette on the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 1945Victory celebration in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sep 1945
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30 Sep 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945