26 Nov 1945
  • Douglas MacArthur confirmed that Emperor Showa of Japan would not be forced to abdicate the throne. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph McNarney was made the commanding general of US Forces in the European Theater, succeeding Dwight Eisenhower. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chinese Nationalist troops captured the Shanhai Pass of the Great Wall in northeastern China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • British Indian troops reached the southern side of Surabaya, Java, Indonesia, thus largely securing the city. During this campaign against Communist fighters, thousands were killed, and 90 percent of the city's residents fled to the surrounding countryside. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Soviet Governmental Commission on Nuremberg Trials ordered the Soviet prosecution team in Nürnberg, Germany not to discuss issues such as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the annexation of the Baltic States, Polish borders, etc. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Nov 1945
Joachim von Ribbentrop in imprisonment, Nürnberg, Germany, 26 Nov 1945

26 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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