30 Nov 1945 French Indochina
  • Field Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi formally surrendered to Admiral Louis Mountbatten in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina. Terauchi agreed that his troops would continue to maintain order in French Indochina. A number of Japanese officers and men, fearing their fate, would slowly desert starting from this date, with some joining and fighting alongside of Viet Minh and Pathet Lao. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Landing ship No. 153 was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Hiroyasu's position with the Japanese Navy was abolished. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived in San Francisco, California, United States with a load of US servicemen. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The US Naval Dry Docks, Roosevelt Base near Los Angeles, California, United States was renamed Terminal Island Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1945
Louis Mountbatten accepting the sword of Hisaichi Terauchi, Saigon, French Indochina, 30 Nov 1945

30 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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