20 Nov 1945
  • Max Merten, already in captivity as a prisoner of war, was arrested for war crimes. ww2dbase [Max Merten | CPC]
French Indochina
  • The French flag lowered for the final time at treaty port of Kouang-Tch├ęou-Wan (Chinese: Guangzhouwan) in southern China. ww2dbase [Guangzhouwan | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Settsu was struck from the Japanese Navy list for the second time. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 174 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1945
Japanese Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank coming ashore after trials carried out by members of Australian 2/4 Armoured Regiment in Talili Bay, Rabaul, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 20 Nov 1945Ruins of Odamasa Store building, Hiroshima, Japan, 20 Nov 1945; distance from center of blast at this point was about 830 meters

20 Nov 1945 Interactive Map

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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