3 Nov 1945
  • Light carrier Hosho arrived at Uraga, Japan and disembarked 1,011 Japanese military servicemen returned from the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Hosho | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • Vice President Mohammad Hatta of Indonesia, under pressure from socialist members of the government Sutan Sjahrir and Amir Sjarifuddin, issued an order allowing the formation of opposition political parties. Indonesian socialists had declared their political party two days prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Cho Mansik founded the Democratic Party of Korea in northern Korea to challenge Soviet influence. The party enjoyed initial support from land owners and Christian communities. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1945
Japanese Navy 5th Fleet dispositions at Battle of Surigao Strait and command structure at the battle, part of Commander MoriTrack of Japanese Navy 5th Fleet at Battle of Surigao Strait part of Commander Mori

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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