25 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • 4,000 Indian troops of 49th Brigade, under the command of Brigadier General A. W. S. Mallaby, landed at Surabaya, Java and Palembang, Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies, tasked to escort recently liberated prisoners of war. They entered the city from the north and within 48 hours would secure various positions as far south as the Ngagel Industrial Estate. They faced nationalist fighters armed with everything from bamboo spears to captured Japanese machine guns. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia granted an audience with Lieutenant Colonel E. D. Murray for the first time. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Japanese government established a committee under Joji Matsumoto to revise the Japanese Constitution. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Chinese government established the Administrative Commander's Office to govern Taiwan, headed by Chen Yi. As his first official action, Chen accepted the Japanese surrender from Rikichi Ando at Taipei City Hall (now Zhongshan Hall). ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | CPC]
United States
  • USS Marlin departed Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Marlin | CPC]
  • USS Portland arrived at Portland, Maine, United States for Navy Day celebrations two days later. ww2dbase [Portland | DS]
Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1945
Entertainer Danny Kaye performed for 4,000 US 5th Marine Div. occupation troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945Japanese Center Force formation at the time of American submarine attack at the Palawan Passage, 23 Oct 1944; Annex A of the interrogation of Rear Admiral Tomiji KoyanagiTrack chart of Yamato group, Apr 1945, part of Commander MiyamotoIllustration of bomb and torpedo hits on battleship Yamato, 7 Apr 1945, part of Commander Miyamoto
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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