18 Oct 1945

China
  • Du Yuming arrived in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Du Yuming | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Soviet authorities in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China denied the entry of US ships into the port. The ships were carrying Chinese troops tasked with occupying the region. The Soviet officials at Dalian directed the ships to Huludao and Yingkou further up the coast, but the US ships would encounter the same treatment. ww2dbase [Dalian, Liaoning | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese forces in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies surrendered to British forces. ww2dbase [Bandung, Java | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh wrote a letter to US President Harry Truman and Chinese Chairman Chiang Kaishek, seeking support for Vietnam as an independent nation on the world stage. ww2dbase [Tonkin | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • USS Makin Island departed Japan for San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Makin Island | DS]
Malaya
  • British special representative Sir Harold MacMichael met the Sultan of Johor in an attempt to persuade the sultan to support the plans for the Malayan Union. ww2dbase [Johor | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • Destroyer USS Cummings transited the Panama Canal as part of her final voyage. ww2dbase [Cummings | Panama Canal | DS]
United States
  • US Navy squadron VF-66, flying FR Fireball piston-jet mix-powered fighters, was decommissioned before ever seeing combat. ww2dbase [FR Fireball | CPC]

18 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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