8 Oct 1945

French Indochina
  • Prince Souphanouvong of Luang Phrabang arrived in Thakhek, Laos and announced the creation of the Liberation and Defence Army. He was also made the president of the Committee of Independent Laos, which was formed on the same day. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Hadamar trial against the staff of the Hadamar Euthanasia Center in western Germany began. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The Soviet Civil Administration in northern Korea established the Five-Province Administrative Bureau under the leadership of rightist Cho Mansik. ww2dbase [CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • USS Portland transited the Panama Canal eastbound. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita was arraigned in war crimes court in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • António de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal allowed opposition political parties for the first time. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Rudolph Heß was transported from Britain to Nürnberg, Germany for trial. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Photo(s) dated 8 Oct 1945
Tone sunken in shallow water, Kure, Japan, 8 Oct 1945Damaged upper hangar deck of Katsuragi, Kure, Japan, 8 Oct 1945Clarke, Hamamoto, Yamashita, Hendricks, and Guy, at Yamashita

8 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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944