4 Oct 1945

  • Du Yuming and Long Yun arrived at Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | CPC]
French Indochina
  • He Yingqin arrived at Hanoi, French Indochina to meet with Lu Han. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | CPC]
  • Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath of Luang Phrabang wrote a memorandum to the Chinese occupation authorities in Laos, stating that he rejected the resumption of French colonial rule. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in Buckner Bay (now Nakagusuku Wan), Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
  • At at a meeting between the Japanese cabinet and the Allied General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Douglas MacArthur ordered the Japanese government to reconsider the Emperor's status, to release political prisoners, to disband the Special Police, and to repeal repressive laws. At the end of the meeting, Fumimaro Konoe asked MacArthur if the American general had thoughts on the the "constitution" (ie. the make-up) of the new Japanese government under Allied occupation. Imprecise translations at the meeting led Konoe to believe that MacArthur wished the Japanese "Constitution" (ie. the Meiji Constitution) to be reviewed and revised. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Oct 1945
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit the site of the last V2 to fall on London on Mar 27, 1945 at Vallance Road, Stepney, in the East End, London and 134 people were killed, mostly Jewish refugees, Oct 4, 1945

4 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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