31 Oct 1945
  • USS Columbia set sail for the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Chinese Communist leader Lin Biao was given command of all Communist forces in northeastern China in an attempt to counter the arrival of Nationalist government forces in the region. Meanwhile, Nationalist and Communist representatives in Chongqing continued their negotiations, seeking a political settlement of their differences between fighting would begin in northeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Without consulting the British which he depended heavily upon for military support, Dutch Lieutenant Governor General Hubertus J. van Mook opened negotiations with Republic of Indonesia representatives, including the leader Sukarno. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • President Sukarno of Indonesia appealed to Communist forces to cease attacking British and Dutch troops. ww2dbase [CPC]
French Indochina
  • French High Commissioner Admiral Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu arrived in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. Additional French troops also arrived at Saigon on the same day. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Tiger Force, a planned redeployment of heavy bombers from the European theatre to the Far East, was officially abandoned. ww2dbase [AC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) shifted from Alameda Naval Air Station, California to Hunters Point Navy Yard in San Francisco, California, United States to complete minor repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • USS Bluefish arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tirante arrived at Staten Island, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Marlin arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 31 Oct 1945
Annex A of the interrogation of J. Fukamizu, 31 Oct 1945; Japanese aircraft production and wastage during Pacific WarDrawing of the submarine attack on Japanese convoy between Kashoto and Taiwan, circa 31 May-1 Jun 1944; Annex A of Mitsuharu MatsuyamaDrawing of the submarine attack on Japanese convoy between Taiwan and Philippine Islands, early Sep 1944; Annex B of Mitsuharu MatsuyamaRuined city of Hiroshima, Japan, 31 Oct 1945
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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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