30 Oct 1945
  • Liberty Ship Albert M. Boe was delivered to the US Navy; she was to be the last Liberty Ship to be built. ww2dbase [Liberty-class | CPC]
  • S-45 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [S-45 | CPC]
  • US warships landed Chinese government troops at Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China. The troops immediately began to march north to engage with Chinese Communist forces. ww2dbase [Qinhuangdao, Hebei | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Indonesian leaders Sukarno, Mohammad Hatta, and Sjarrafudin brokered a ceasefire between Indonesian Communists and the British in Surabaya, Indonesia, but violence would resume within hours. British Indian Army Brigadier General A. W. S. Mallaby was killed in the action, and the survivors of his 49th Brigade fell back to the harbor area. ww2dbase [Surabaya, Java | CPC]
  • Indonesian Communist fighters in Semarang, Java, Indonesia attacked European troops. To the south, Gurkha troops in the city of Magelang were surrounded, but were saved by British aircraft strafing. ww2dbase [Semarang, Java | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath of Luang Phrabang agreed to a consolidation between the Lao Issara Army and the Committee of Independent Laos. The combined force would be placed under the command of Prince Souphanouvong of Luang Phrabang, who had previously been the leader of the Committee of Independent Laos. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Laos | CPC]
  • Lieutenant Chiaki Tanaka was made the commanding officer of I-503 (formerly Comandante Cappellini) and I-504 (formerly Luigi Torelli). ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
United States

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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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