27 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • British Indian Army Major General H. C. Hawthorn ordered leaflets to be dropped over the city of Surabaya, Java, Indonesia, announcing that the nationalist forces would soon be disarmed. This announcement contradicted with the friendlier terms offered by Brigadier General A. W. S. Mallaby on the previous day, and the Indonesian nationalists viewed this as a clue that the British could not be trusted. In response to the demands, 120,000 young Communist members attacked the 4,000 Indian troops stationed around the city. The former European prisoners of war that the Indian troops were escorting were also attacked. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia gave a speech welcoming the return of the French colonial administration. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS Missouri hosted US President Harry Truman for the annual Navy Day ceremonies at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Rock participated in Navy Day celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Alabama hosted 9,000 civilian visitors at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wasp arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • On this Navy Day holiday in the United States, Harry Truman reviewed the fleet aboard USS Missouri on the Hudson River and then gave a speech in Central Park, New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1945
Truman aboard USS Renshaw during Navy Day Fleet Review, New York City, New York, United States, 27 Oct 1945; note USS MissouriFleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Governor Ingrid Stainback of Hawaii, and Mayor Lester Petrie of Honolulu in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States for Navy Day celebrations, 27 Oct 1945USS Augusta, USS Midway, USS Enterprise, USS Missouri, USS New York, USS Helena, and USS Macon in the Hudson River in New York, New York, United States for Navy Day celebrations, 27 Oct 1945USS Ticonderoga arriving at Tacoma, Washington, United States as part of Operation Magic Carpet, Oct 27, 1945. Note the deck numbers already repainted in peace-time white & balloons supporting the Homeward Bound Pennant
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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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