17 Nov 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Dutch Lieutenant Governor General H. J. van Mook began a new round of negotiations with Indonesian Prime Minister Sutan Sjahrir. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Boarfish departed Apra Harbor, Guam. ww2dbase [Boarfish | Apra | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) underway from Guam, Mariana Islands with a load of US servicemen as passengers. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Philippines Russia
  • Stepan Petrichenko (who had participated in the 1921 Kronstadt mutiny but had since became loyal to the Soviet Union once again, acting as a Soviet spy in Finland) was found guilty of counter-revolutionary activities and of being a spy for Finland. The NKVD sentenced him to 10 years in labor camps. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1945
Ruins of a school building, Hiroshima, Japan, 17 Nov 1945

17 Nov 1945 Interactive Map

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