1 Oct 1945
  • The airline company TWA became the first commercial organization to operate a Constellation aircraft. ww2dbase [C-69 Constellation | CPC]
  • Western Allies recognized Karl Renner's socialist government in Austria. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Ethnic Karens in Burma began a three-day meeting in Rangoon, proposing a separate state for their people. They were fearing their ethnic identity in the face of the majority Burmese, which historically viewed Karens with hostility. The meeting was largely attended by members of the Karen Central Organization (a umbrella organization which loosely encompasses the following groups), Karen National Association (Christians), Burma Karen National Association (Buddhist), and the newly formed Karen Youth Organization (socialists). ww2dbase [Rangoon | CPC]
  • The Soviet ambassador in China announced that Soviet forces would pull out of northeastern China, and the withdraw would complete by the end of Nov 1945. The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded that a Chinese Nationalist force would be ferried by US transports to Dalian, Liaoning Province, China around 10 Oct 1945. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Mongolian separatists in Xing'an and Heilongjiang Provinces of China declared the independence of Hulunbuir. ww2dbase [Xing'an | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Conrad Helfrich returned to the Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Conrad Helfrich | CPC]
  • With British troops and Dutch Lieutenant Governor General Hubertus J. van Mook (who had recently boasted to his superiors "I will bring you Sukarno in a cage") all now in Jakarta, Indonesian leaders Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta grewed concerned. Distrustful of Europeans, they signed a political testament transferring their powers to communist leader Tan Malaka in the case that they would be detained by the Europeans in the near future. ww2dbase [CPC]
Greenland Japan
  • Carriers USS Shangri-La, USS Hancock, USS Yorktown (Essex-class), USS Cowpens and cruisers USS Topeka, USS Duluth, and USS Oakland with a destroyer escort that included USS Nicholas departed Tokyo Bay, Japan bound for Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Shangri-La | Hancock | Cowpens | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
  • USS Shangri-La departed Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Shangri-La | Tokyo Bay | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was officially detached from the US Navy Office of Naval Operations in Washington DC, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Washington | CPC]
  • After the installation of bunks throughout the hangar deck, Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed San Pedro, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as part of Operation Magic Carpet. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | San Pedro, California | DS]
Vatican City
  • Pope Pius XII met with Thomas Dodd between 1050 hours and 1130 hours; part of that time was spent discussion the trials of German leaders. ww2dbase [Pius XII | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1945
Soviet naval infantrymen flying the navy ensign at Port Arthur (Ryojun or Lushunkou), Liaoning, China, 1 Oct 1945US Marine III Amphibious Corps man holding Chinese baby in Tianjin, China, 1 Oct 1945

1 Oct 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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