17 Dec 1945
  • Memphis was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Memphis | CPC]
Japan
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue arrived at Okinawa. ww2dbase [Bogue | Okinawa | DS]
Russia
  • Joseph Stalin returned to Moscow, Russia from an extended vacation in the Caucasus region of southern Russia; it was his first vacation in nine years. Late in the night, he met with Viktor Abakumov, Nikolai Bulganin, Aleksei Antonov, and Sergei Shtemenko regarding the future reorganization of Soviet counterintelligence arms. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | Moscow | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1945
American coroner performing a post-mortem examination for Fumimaro Konoe, Japan, 17 Dec 1945

17 Dec 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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