12 Nov 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Regional military commanders in Indonesia met in Yogyakarta and elected Jendral Sudirman as the overall commander of the Indonesian Army. Sudirman was a former officer in the war-time Japanese-sponsored Peta militia. Sudirman, who was a better politician than he was an officer, retained his predecessor Oerip Sumohardjo as his chief of staff in charge of army operations. Meanwhile, he immediately called for an assault on British and Dutch forces in Ambarawa. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • In Indonesia, the Socialist Party (Parsi), under Amir Sjarifuddin, held its first party congress. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Uraga, Japan and disembarked troops. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Uraga, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda was interrogated by Lieutenant Commander J. A. Field, Jr. in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1945
Emperor Showa, 12 Nov 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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