6 Nov 1945
  • The Soviet Union announced that it would soon have its own atomic bomb. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The American FR-1 Fireball jet fighter became the first jet aircraft to land on a carrier. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Ivan Bagramyan was awarded the Order of Lenin for the second time. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A FR Fireball piston-jet mix-powered fighter became the first aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier (USS Wake Island) while using jet power. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Shan princes sent a message to the United Kingdom seeking dominion status within the British Empire. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands Japan
  • Douglas MacArthur officially announced the disbanding of the 17 Japanese zaibatsu vertical monopolies. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A group of Malays massacred 40 Chinese men, women, and children at the village of Padang Lebar near Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan; 17 would be later arrested for this massacre. This was but one of many ethnic incidents in the region during this period. ww2dbase [CPC]

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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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945